President George Washington
President George Washington
 
 
Washington crossing the Delaware River
Washington crossing the Delaware River
 
 
General Washington during the Revolutionary War
General Washington during the Revolutionary War
 
 
General Washington talking to his troops
General Washington talking to his troops
 
 
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
Died December 14, 1799 (67 years old)
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
Place of Birth Westmoreland, Virginia
Place of Death Mount Vernon, Virginia
Other Jobs general of the Army, farmer, surveyor

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.

Citation information

Morgan, S. K. (ed.). (2009). George Washington. Facts4Me at http://www.facts4me.com

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