George Washington

George Washington (22 Februar 1732 - 14 December 1799) wis ane o the Foondin Faithers o the Unitit States, servin as the commander-in-chief o the Continental Airmy durin the American Revolutionary War an later as the new republic's first Preses. He presidit ower the convention that draftit the Constitution.

George Washington
Gilbert Stuart, George Washington (Lansdowne portrait, 1796).jpg
1st Preses o the Unitit States
In office
30 Aprile 1789[nb] – 4 Mairch 1797
Vice PresesJohn Adams
Precedit biPosition established
Succeedit biJohn Adams
Senior Officer o the Airmy
In office
13 Julie 1798 – 14 December 1799
Appyntit biJohn Adams
Precedit biJames Wilkinson
Succeedit biAlexander Hamilton
Commander-in-Chief o the Continental Airmy
In office
15 Juin 1775 – 23 December 1783
Appyntit biContinental Congress
Precedit biPosition established
Succeedit biHenry Knox (Senior Officer o the Airmy)
Delegate tae the Seicont Continental Congress
frae Virginia
In office
10 Mey 1775 – 15 Juin 1775
Precedit biPosition established
Succeedit biThomas Jefferson
Delegate tae the First Continental Congress
frae Virginia
In office
5 September 1774 – 26 October 1774
Precedit biPosition established
Succeedit biPosition abolished
Personal details
Born22 Februar 1732(1732-02-22)
Westmoreland, Virginia, Breetish Americae
Dee'd14 December 1799(1799-12-14) (aged 67)
Mount Vernon, Virginia, U.S.
Restin placeWashington Family Tomb
Munt Vernon, Virginia
Poleetical pairtyIndependent
Spoose(s)Martha Dandridge Custis
ProfessionPlanter
Officer
ReligionDeism[1]
Episcopal[2]
AwairdsCongressional Gold Medal
Thanks o Congress
SignaturCursive signature in ink
Militar service
Allegiance Kinrick o Great Breetain
 Unitit States
Service/branchVirginia provincial militia
Continental Airmy
Unitit States Airmy
Years o serviceMilitia: 1752–1758
Continental Army: 1775–1783
Army: 1798–1799
RankUS-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant general
General o the Airmies (posthumous: 1976)
CommandsVirginia Colony's regiment
Continental Airmy
Unitit States Airmy
Battles/warsFrench an Indian War
 • Battle o Jumonville Glen
 • Battle o Fort Necessity
 • Braddock Expedition
 • Battle o the Monongahela
 • Forbes Expedition
American Revolutionary War
 • Boston campaign
 • New York an New Jersey campaign
 • Philadelphia campaign
 • Yorktown campaign
^ Mairch 4 is the offeecial stairt o the first presidential term. Aprile 6 is when Congress coontit the votes o the Electoral College an certifee'd a preses. Aprile 30 is when Washington wis sworn in.

LegacyEedit

Washington, D.C., the caipital o the Unitit States, is namit for him, as is the State o Washington on the naition's Paceefic Coast.

ReferencesEedit

  1. Encyclopedia Of The Enlightenment Ellen Judy Wilson, Peter Hanns Reill – 2004 page 148, retrieved 2012-04-26
  2. Chernow, Ron (18 October 2010). Ron Chernow on George Washington (MP3). We The People Stories (Podcast). Philadelphia, Pa: National Constitution Center. Retrieved 29 December 2011.