The official portrait of George Washingtion
The official portrait of George Washingtion
 
 
Portrait of President Washington
Portrait of President Washington
 
 
Washington swearing in as president
Washington swearing in as president
 
 
Speech by President Washington
Speech by President Washington
 
 
The first U.S. Cabinet
The first U.S. Cabinet
 
 
Washington's face carved into Mount Rushmore
Washington's face carved into Mount Rushmore
 
#01 Washington
Topic(s):   Presidents (U.S.)
Quick Facts
Full name George Washington
Born February 22, 1732 (Westmoreland, Virginia)
Died December 14, 1799 (Mount Vernon, Virginia)
President Number #1 - First President of the United States
Dates in Office April 30, 1789 to March 3, 1797
Vice President John Adams
Party Affiliation Federalist
First Lady Martha Washington
Occupation(s) general of the Army, farmer, surveyor
Major Accomplishment(s) first President, organized U.S. Cabinet, organized the U.S. Supreme Court, helped pass the Bill of Rights

Before George Washington was President, he was a General in the Revolutionary War. He led to troops in the war against England. When George Washington won the war, the people formed a new country called the United States of America. Washington was called the father of our country.

Washington was elected as the first American President. He was president for two terms. Both times, he was received all the votes. Washington began many traditions for all presidents to follow.

George Washington started the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court helped the people follow the Constitution, or laws, of the United States. Washington also created the first U.S. Cabinet. The members of the cabinet helped the president.

Washington did not want to be president for a third term. He did not think anyone should be president for too long. Washington was afraid that being president for too long would hurt the country.

George Washington was married to Martha. They had two children. Two years after stepping down as President, Washington caught a bad cold and died in 1799.

When Washington was president, five more states joined the new country. Many presidents have their pictures on money. Washington’s face is on the quarter. It is also on the one-dollar bill. Washington’s face is carved on Mt. Rushmore.

Resource information

Biography.com editors. (n.d.). George Washington. Retrieved from http://www.biography.com/people/

Biography of President George Washington for Kids. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.ducksters.com/biography/uspresidents/georgewashington.php

Ten Facts About Washington’s Presidency. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/the-first-president/ten-facts-about-washingtons-presidency/

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