Washington, George

Born: Feb 22, 1732 AD
Died: 1799 AD, at 67 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Presidents


US general and politician

 

led Virginia militia in French and Indian War 1754, 1755-1758

 

member of House of Burgesses 1759-1774

 

Virginia delegate to Continental Congress 1774-1775

 

commander-in-chief of Continental army during American Revolution 1775-1783

 

forced British troops to evacuate Boston 1776

 

after crossing Delaware River 1776, defeated Hessians under Johann Rall at battle of Trenton 1776

 

defeated British troops of Charles Cornwallis at battle of Princeton 1777, solidifying American control over New Jersey

 

defeated by British troops under William Howe at battle of Brandywine 1777 and battle of Germantown 1777, losing American control over Pennsylvania

 

settled troops for winter at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania 1777-1778

 

defeated British troops of Charles Cornwallis at battle of Yorktown 1781, causing Cornwallis' surrender, British capitulation, and end of American Revolution

 

president of Constitutional Convention 1787

 

1st president of US 1789-1797 (only unanimously elected US president)

 

established 1st presidential cabinet 1789

 

moved US capital from New York City to Philadelphia 1790

 

oversaw establishment of Bank of US 1791 and US Mint at Philadelphia 1792

 

declared US impartiality in European War of the First Coalition 1793

 

ordered suppression of Whiskey Rebellion 1794

 

issued Farewell Address 1796, warning against partisanship and entangling foreign alliances

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