George Washington - (1732 - 1799)

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George Washington Biography

"Genl. George Washington (Virginia) is well known as the Commander in chief of the late American Army. Having conducted these states to independence and peace, he now appears to assist in framing a Government to make the People happy. Like Gustavus Vasa, he may be said to be the deliverer of his Country;--like Peter the great he appears as the politician and the States-man; and like Cincinnatus he returned to his farm perfectly contented with being only a plain Citizen, after enjoying the highest honor of the Confederacy,--and now only seeks for the approbation of his Country-men by being virtuous and useful. The General was conducted to the Chair as President of the Convention by the unanimous voice of its Members. He is in the 52d. year of his age." -- Character Sketches of Delegates to the Federal Convention by William Pierce (1787)

FIRST IN War - first in Peace - first in the hearts of his Countrymen - was a just sentiment uttered half a century ago by the foster-son' of
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George Washington Genealogy

Augustine Washington (1694 - 1743)
Mary Ball Washington (1708 - 1789)

Martha Dandridge Washington (1731 - 1802)

Butler Washington (1716 - 1716)
Lawrence Washington (1718 - 1752)
Augustine Washington (1720 - 1762)
Jane Butler Washington (1722 - 1735)
Betty Washington Lewis (1733 - 1797)
Samuel Washington (1734 - 1781)
John Augustine Washington (1736 - 1787)
Charles Washington (1738 - 1799)
Mildred Washington (1739 - 1740)

George Washington Tivia

George Washington served as the first President of the United States
George Washington did not sigh the Declaration of Independence because he was to busy commanding the army
George Washington was the only founding father to be president that did not attend college
George Washington only had one of his own teeth left at his death, with dentures made of ivory, bone and human teeth
George Washington would greet people with a bow instead of a handshake while president
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Events in the life of George Washington


1775 06/15   George Washington appointed general and commander-in-chief of the new Continental Army.
1776 12/26   Washington crosses the Delaware River and captures a Hessian force (German mercenaries) at Trenton, New Jersey
1777 09/11   General Washington defeated at Brandywine  [URL]
1778 07/08   General Washington sets up headquarters at West Point
1783 11/2   George Washington delivers farewell address  [URL]
1783 12/23   Washington resigns his commission as commander-in-chief to the Congress of the Confederation.  [URL]
1784 01/14   The Treaty of Paris is ratified by Congress and the American Revolutionary War officially ends.
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Videos about George Washington

25 Interesting Things You Didn't Know About George

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George Washington - Mini Biography

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Biography for George Washington (1732 - 1799)
Biography for George Washington
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Washington Speech to the Officers of the Continental Army 03-15-1783
Gentlemen: By an anonymous summons, an attempt has been made to convene you together; how inconsistent with the rules of propriety! how unmilitary! and how subversive of all order and discipline, let the good sense of the Army decide.
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Washington Farwell Orders to Armies 11-02-1783
Washingtons Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States, 2 November 1783 - The United States in Congress assembled after giving the most honorable testimony to the merits of the foederal Armies, and presenting them with the thanks of their Country
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Washington Address Continental Congress 12-23-1783
Washington's Address to the Continental Congress Resigning His Commission as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army - Mr. President: The great events on which my resignation depended having at length taken place; I have now the honor of offering my si
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Character Sketches of Delegates to the Federal Convention - Pierce 1787
This is a document written by William Pierce. It contains character sketches of the delegates for the First Federal Convention of 1787
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Thomas Jefferson - Author of the Declaration of Independence

When we think of Thomas Jefferson we remember him as one of Founding Fathers and the Declaration of Independence. In addition to the weight of the responsibility in being the principal author of such a great document, he also went on to do so much more for us all. His leadership in Presidency, Ambassador to France and other political avenues paved the way for our nation to succeed. If you're interested to learn about his life, obstacles and accomplishments read on.

Thomas Jefferson Is Rightly Remembered As a Great Founding Father

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American Revolution and War for Independence

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"Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" - But In Current Textbooks the Context of These Words is Deleted

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George Washington - The Best President?

George Washington is a much-admired person in many respects. As the first president of the United States, he set the course upon which the current three-branch system of federal government is based. George Washington is perhaps the one person who can most claim the title of Founding Father.

Equal Protection, the US Consitition, and the George Washington Connection

Whenever laws aren't explicitly stipulated in the American Constitution (and when it comes to constitutional law, nothing is explicit), each state takes advantage of the wiggle room to create and maintain its own legal code. Although this gives states a lot of leeway in areas, precautions are taken to ensure that the laws most directly affecting people have a certain level of standardization. Enter the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.<

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Quotes by George Washington

Quote 1332 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1332 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1332 However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion....The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism.

George Washington: Farewell Address, Sep. 17, 1796

Quote 451 details Share on Google+ - Quote 451 Linked In Share Button - Quote 451 I had always hoped that this land might become a safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous and persecuted part of mankind, to whatever nation they might belong.

George Washington: letter to Francis Van der Kamp, May 28, 1788

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The citizens of America ... are, form this period, to be considered as the actors on a most conspicuous theater, which seems to be peculiarly designated by Providence for the display of human greatness and felicity.

George Washington: Circular to the States, 1783

Quote 497 details Share on Google+ - Quote 497 Linked In Share Button - Quote 497 The citizens of the United States of America have the right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy worthy of imitation. All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship. It is now no more that toleration is spoken of as if it were by the indulgence of one class of citizens that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights, for happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support.

George Washington: letter to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport, Rhode Island, September 9, 1790

Quote 1344 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1344 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1344 The tumultuous populace of large cities are ever to be dreaded. Their indiscriminate violence prostrates for the time all public authority, and its consequences are sometimes extensive and terrible.

George Washington: To Marquis de Lafayette, July 28,1791
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