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George Washington

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George Washington
by: Angelica Morales Sources:
http://www.notablebiographies.com/Tu-We/Washington-George.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_1788%E2%80%931789
http://www.historycentral.com/Bio/presidents/washington.html
http://americanhistory.about.com/od/georgewashington/p/pwashington.htm George Washington
birth February 22, 1732
death: December 14, 1799
Term of Office: April 30, 1789-March 3, 1797
First Lady: Martha Dandridge Custis influences
brother, Lawrence Washington
his father Circumstances of George Washington Becoming the President

during the Revolutionary years, developed military leadership, administrative skills, and political sharpness
wartime experiences gave a sense of the importance of a unified position
his writings suggested that he favored a strong central government the election 1789
first presidential election
following the ratification of the United States Constitution George Washington's election
did no campaigning on his own behalf
very few wanted the position over Washington and his overwhelming qualifications as a leader
name recognition throughout the country, along with willingness to keep the nation together, was shown by the selection of Washington as president Post-Presidential period
did not run a third time.
retired to Mount Vernon.
died possible cause from a streptococcal infection The Whiskey Rebellion
Washington was able to stop the first real challenge to federal authority in 1794. Pennsylvania farmers were refusing to pay a tax and he sent troops to ensure compliance. The Proclamation of Neutrality
In 1793 which stated that the US would be fair toward aggressive powers currently in a war. This upset some who felt we owed a greater allegiance to France. The Bill of Rights
The ratification of the first 10 amendments to the constitution.
One of the major events to take place during the Washington Presidency. re-election
Washington was re-elected in 1792
John Adams remained vice-president Jay's Treaty
allowed the British to search and seize anything they found on American ships travelling into ports of Britain's enemies
forestalled further conflict with Great Britain until 1812 1795 Pinckney's Treaty
created a boundary between the United States and Spanish held Florida
the US was allowed to travel the entire Mississippi for purpose of trade
helped relations with Spain States Entering Union While in Office:
•Vermont (1791)
•Kentucky (1792)
•Tennessee (1796) Washington's Farewell Address
praises the benefits of the federal government
warns against the party system
stresses the importance of religion and morality
warns against permanent foreign alliances Education
was schooled entirely in Colonial Virginia and never went to college
excellent in math which suited his chosen profession of surveying Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army - 1775-1783:
Washington led the army to significant victories: capture of Boston and major defeats: the loss of New York City
after the winter at Valley Forge (1777), the French recognized American Independence
this help from French led to increased victories and the British surrender at Yorktown in 1781 Washington's Administration
one of precedents with many standards that are still followed:
he relied on his cabinet for advice
since his cabinet appointments went unchallenged, presidents are generally able to choose their own cabinets Childhood
at age 11, his father died
lived with his mother and half brother in Mount Vernon
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