George Washington

jueves, 7 de abril de 2011

Early Life
George Washington was born in Virginia on February 22, 1732. He s early studies included subjects like mathematics, surveying, and rules of civility. After his father died in 1743 George went to live with his half brother Lawrence. During his first jobs he surveyed the Shenandoah Valley. Soon after his brother Lawrence died he inherited Mount Vernon. In 1754, Washington began his service with the Virginia militia as a colonel. He served in the Ohio Valley and then he was asked to aid the British Army during the French and Indian War. In 1757 he resigned and got married. In 1774 Washington was asked to be a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congress’. Washington did not support independence until 1776.

Major Accomplishments
During the American Washington was the leader of the Continental Army. Under his leadership, the Continental Army won against Britain.

He was the first President of the United States of America. He became the President of the United States in 1789. He was the only president to obtain 100% electoral votes. He served as president for two terms and refused to serve a third term. Washington was who established a policy that a president can serve for a maximum of two terms.

In 1793, George Washington issued the Proclamation of Neutrality. He supported of building a central government, implementing a tax system and building a national bank.

Washington signed the Jay Treaty in 1795, which established peace with Britain.

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