Before George Washington was President, he was a general in the Revolutionary War. He led troops in the war against England. When the war was won, the people formed a new country called the United States. Washington was called “the father of our country.”
He was elected as the first American President. George Washington was president for two terms. Washington made sure that the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution. He was elected both times with all the votes.
George Washington started the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court helped the people follow the Constitution, or laws, of the United States.
Most presidents lived in the White House. George Washington was the only one who did not.
He was married to Martha. They had two children.
When Washington was President, five more states joined the new country. George Washington even has a state named after him.
Many presidents have their pictures on money. George Washington’s face is on the quarter. It is also on the one-dollar bill. Washington’s face is carved on Mt. Rushmore.