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President George Washington

George Washington was the first President of the United States of America. He is well known for his life during the American Revolution as a General and his life as president and the Whiskey Rebellion. Washington, however, was not truly the first President. He was technically only the first president after the constitution. Under the Articles of the Confederate there were other, less powerful presidents.

Fun and Interesting Facts

How did George Washington die?

He died of a throat infection on December 14, 1799.

Where did he go to school?

He was educated at home by his father and eldest brother on Ferry Farm in Stafford County, Virginia.

Did he have wooden teeth?

No, they were made of hippopotamus and elephant ivory and held together with gold springs.

Who ran against George Washington?
The canidates in 1789 were:
George Washington, Edward Telfair, John Rutledge, John Milton, Benjamin Lincoln, John Jay, Samuel Huntington, Robert H. Harison, George Clinton, James Armstrong, John Adams

The canidates in 1792 were:
George Wasshington, John Adams, George Clinton, Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr

Washington was unanimously elected by the Electoral College under the then new Constitution.

What year did he become president?

April 30, 1789

Where did he grow up?

President Washington was born on Pope's Creek estate near presdent-day Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia. However, at age six the family moved to Ferry Farm in Stafford County.

Fun fact

Washington had red hair but powdered it white. He did not wear a wig.

George Washington, Poet
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
War - An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will.
The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.
The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.
Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.
If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.
It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind: for your pocket-book not only suffers by it, but your preparations are lost and a season passes away unimproved.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.