Our President

Our President

  • Submitted By: mj23
  • Date Submitted: 08/05/2009 7:03 PM
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About George Washington

Our first president is George Washington. He was born February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. After his father died when was eleven, George’s mother, Mary, a tough and driven woman, struggled to hold their home together with the help of her sons from a previous marriage. His brothers and sisters name was Lawrence, Augustine, Samuel, John, Charles, Betty, and Mildred. Although he never received more than an elementary school education, young George displayed a gift for mathematics. This knack for numbers combines with his quiet confidence and ambition caught the attention of Lord Fairfax head of one of the most powerful families in Virginia.

On April 30, 1789, George Washington, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in the New York, took his oath of office as the first President of the United States.” As the first of every thing in our situation will serve to establish a Precedent’”, he wrote James Madison, “it is devoutly wished on my part that these precedents may be fixed on true principles”

Born in 1732into Virginia planter family he learned the morals, manners, and body of knowledge reguisite for an 18th century Virginia gentleman.

George Washington married Martha Dandridge Custis Washington in January 6, 1759. George Washington had two step children (Martha’s previous marriage) one girl and one boy. Their name is Pasty and Jackie. George Washington political party was federalist. His nickname was “Father of His Country”. His education was “The equivalent of an elementary school education”. His religion was Episcopalian. He had 2 terms of office.

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