What did George Washington do before being President?
he was a general in the revolutionary war
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George Washington was the first President under the Constitution ofthe United States. Prior to the adoption of the Constitution, thecolonies/new states were governed by the Continental Congress,which had a president of the Congress, and the Article ofConfederation, which had a president, although th…ere was noseparate executive branch under the Articles. Here is a listing ofthe presidents under the Articles, from the Wikipedia articleentitled, "Articles of Confederation." . Samuel Huntington (March 1, 1781 - July 9, 1781) . Thomas McKean (July 10, 1781 - November 4, 1781) . John Nelson (November 5, 1781 - November 3, 1782) . Elias Boudinot (November 4, 1782 - November 2, 1783) . Thomas Mifflin (November 3, 1783 - October 31, 1784) . Richard Henry Lee (November 30, 1784 - November 6, 1785) . John Hancock (November 23, 1785 - May 29, 1786) . Nathaniel Gorham (June 6, 1786 - November 5, 1786) . Arthur St. Clair (February 2, 1787 - November 4, 1787) . Cyrus Griffin (January 22, 1788 - November 2, 1788) (MORE)
No can only answer this question with an oppinion nobody really knows but he did give us the white house starting with just a stone cornor peice so if you think of all the great things he did for our country it makes you wonder he must have liked being president somewhat to do all the great things h…e did....................... and you spelled george wrong (MORE)
After he retired he died...poor george. There is a handy site that shows some great information on this: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0768854.html
He was a land surveyor in Culpeper County, Virginia at age 17. He was also an army general in the Revolutionary War.
George Washington was the first President of the United States. But there were "Presidents of Congress" both before and after the Articles of Confederation. These 14 men were "presiding officers", not chief executives of the country (Washington was the first). Presidents of Congress (September 5,… 1774 - November 5, 1781) 1. Peyton Randolph (twice) 2. Henry Middleton 3. John Hancock (see below) 4. Henry Laurens 5. John Jay 6. Samuel Huntington 7. Thomas McKean Presidents under the Articles of Confederation ( November 5, 1781 - November 15, 1788) 1. John Hanson 2. Elias Boudinot 3. Thomas Mifflin 4. Richard Henry Lee 5. John Hancock 6. Nathaniel Gorham 7. Arthur St. Clair 8. Cyrus Griffin (MORE)
Under the Articles of Confederation, there was no chief executive,or even an executive branch, so the Continental Congress was theonly federal authority, and a weak one at that. The elected presiding officer of the Congress had someresponsibilities that later became Presidential powers, but did nota…ctually run the country. The last President of the Articles Congress was Cyrus Griffin, whoserved from January 22, 1788 to November 2, 1788, nearly 4 monthsafter the Constitution was officially ratified, rendering hisposition obsolete. (MORE)
Prior to the Revolutionary War (1775-1783) and the ratification of the US Constitution in 1788, there was no president. Following the completion of the Constitution, the first elected President of the United States was George Washington, in 1789. During the First and Second Continental Congress, …there were "presidents of Congress" who exercised no executive authority. This authority in fact had already been granted to Washington in 1775 as Commander in Chief of the US military forces. There was no president before George Washington. (MORE)
There were none directly elected, being "presidents of Congress" selected to preside over the conventions of the First and Second Continental Congress. The 14 individuals who occupied the post were : 1. Peyton Randolph: September - October 1774, and May 10-24 1775 2. Henry Middleton: October …22-26 1774 3. John Hancock: May 24th, 1775 - November 1, 1777, and November 23 1785 - May 29 1786 4. Henry Laurens: November 1 1777 - December 10, 1778 5. John Jay: December 10 1778 - September 28 1779 6. Samuel Huntington: September 28 1779 - July 10 1781 7. Thomas McKean: July 10 1781 - November 5 1781 8. John Hanson: November 5 1781 - November 4 1982 9. Elias Boudinot: November 4 1782 - November 3 1783 10. Thomas Mifflin: November 3 1783 - November 30 1784 11. Richard Henry Lee: November 30 1784 - November 23 1785 12. Nathaniel Gorham: June 6 1786 - February 2 1787 13. Arthur St. Clair: February 2 1787 - January 22 1788 14. Cyrus Griffin: January 22 1788 - March 2 1788 (see related links)George Washington: 1st President of the United States (MORE)
Surveyor, farmer, and military officer. After serving as president, Washington became his new country's largest distiller of whiskey. You can now visit his restored distillery near Mount Vernon. .
After leaving the Presidency in 1797, George Washington retired to Mount Vernon, his plantation in Virginia, and tried to resume the life of a farmer and plantation owner. His advice was often sought by the political leaders of the US. From 1798 until his death in 1799, he held a commission as Lie…utenant General and Commander-in-chief of the US armies that were being planned for any prospective conflicts. When he died on December 14, 1799, he was still the senior officer of the US Army. (MORE)
No. George Washington was the first president of The USA. Barack Obama (elected 4 November 2008) was the first black president elected.. Yes that is true but they have evidence that Abrham Lickning ( Sorry for the bad spelling) had some backround of African American in his backround
George Washington lived most of his life in Virginia. That is wherehe was born and where he lived before he was president. AsPresident, he took up residence at the President's House inPhiladelphia because the White House had not yet been built. Whenhis two terms as President were over, he moved back… to Virginia,which is where he died. (MORE)
Technically, if you consider the president someone who presides over all the united states, there was no president before GW. However, many historians have discussed the fact that before the Constitution (and President GW), there were men who were leaders of the Continental Congress. Since they were… the leaders of the government (the congress) some have called them presidents, but they had no power over the states at the time, since the Articles of Confederation limited the power of the federal government. John Hanson was the first president of "United States in Congress Assembled" and it can be argued that he was the first president. But it is stretching the term president somewhat because all he really had power over was the congress. (MORE)
George Washington was a planter and military officer. He had no education he was self taught. He got married to Martha Dandridge as he second husband. He did not have any of his own kids but he was a step-father to Martha's children from her first marriage...
There were none... Actually, There were. Peyton Randolph of Virginia, Henry Middleton, John Hancock, Henry Laurens, John Jay, Samuel Huntington, Thomas McKean, John Hanson, Elias Boudinot, Thomas Miffin, Richard Henry Lee, Nathanial Gorham, Arthur St.Clair, Cyrus Griffin. These are all Forgotten… Presidents and I'm not sure if these guys were NON elected but they were still presidents before George. (MORE)
George Washington was the first president of the United States. This is why he is refered to as "The father of the country."
Before George Washington was President he was the top general inthe Continental Army. George Washington was a farmer and surveyor.
There were no presidents of the United States before George Washington. There were presidents of Congress under the Articles of Confederation, but the two offices were very different. The President of the United States is the executive officer of the United States and wields a huge amount of power…. The Presidents of Congress under the Articles of Confederation were very limited in their executive powers and essentially served solely as the presiding officers of Congress. The seven presidents of Congress under the Articles of Confederation were: John Hanson (Nov 5, 1781 - November 3, 1782) was chosen unanimously by Congress (which included George Washington). Elias Boudinot (1783) Thomas Mifflin (1784) Richard Henry Lee (1785) Nathan Gorman (1786) Arthur St. Clair (1787) Cyrus Griffin (1788) This information comes from George Grant, "The Forgotten Presidents". (MORE)
No. All sorts of urban legends exist to the effect that there were,the most common confusing a white politician from Maryland namedJohn Hanson who served as the ninth president of the ContinentalCongress and the third under the Articles of Confederation with anAfrican-American of the same name who l…ived much later and waspresident of the American Colonization Society and a Liberiansenator. But the office of President of the Continental Congresswas a ceremonial position utterly unrelated to that of thepresidency of the United States, an office which did not existuntil the adoption of the Constitution in 1789. (MORE)
He was a strong military leader and in his teens he was a planter. I hope it helped!!! :)
George Washington was the first President elected under the current U.S. Constitution whose ratification created the nation known as the United States of America. However, from 1781 to 1789, the United States functioned under the Articles of Confederation. Under the Articles, the presiding member …of Congress had the official title of President of the United States in Congress Assembled, but he did not have any of the powers and responsibilities of a chief executive or commander-in-chief. During that period, t here were ten presidents ; the last one, before the ratification of the Constitution and the election of George Washington, was Cyrus Griffin of Virginia. (MORE)
At the age of 17 (1748) he became a land surveyor in Culpeper County, Virginia. He was an officer in the Virginia Militia from 1754 to 1759 during the French and Indian War. He worked as a surveyor until he inherited a large plantation which he managed. Besides planting crops, he had a large whiskey… distillery on his plantation. Washington was Virginia's youngest delegate to the First Continental Congress in 1774, but his military experience led to his commission as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental army during the Revolutionary War (1775-1783). (MORE)
In 1749, Washington was appointed as surveyor for Culpepper County, Virginia after a trek for Lord Fairfax into the Blue Ridge Mountains. He was in the military from 1752-8 before being elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1759. He spoke against Britain's policies and became a leader in the… Association. From 1774-5 he attended both Continental Congresses. He led the Continental Army from 1775-1783 during the American Revolution . He then became the president of the Constitutional Convention in 1787.. (MORE)
Aside from being General of the Continental Army during the American Revolution, he was a surveyor.
George Washington was a very famous general in the British Army and fought during the French and Indian War.he was also elected Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. On July 3, 1775, at Cambridge, Massachusetts, he took command of his ill-trained troops and embarked upon a war that lasted six …grueling years. (MORE)
Washington started out as a planter but before he became president he was Major General and Commander-in-chief of the Continental Army in the revolution.
A. In order to be "president" there has to be a body to govern. The Continental Congress met in 1774 and again in 1775 to organize for a war of independence and was comprised of delegates from the original thirteen colonies (CT, DE, PA, NY, NH, NJ, MA, MD, RI, VA, NC, SC, GA) To my knowledge, no d…elegates claimed to be president at any time. The Revolutionary War was started in 1775 and a year into it, Thomas Jefferson (mostly) wrote the Declaration of Independence and the Continental Congress passed it. I believe this Continental Congress "ruled" the colonists during the war and until the Articles of Confederation were adopted in 1781 and then the Articles of Confederation were the "law" until the U.S. Constitution was adopted in 1789. Interestingly, eleven of the 13 colonies joined the union before the U.S. Constitution was accepted. At the Constitutional Convention (I think Second) where the U.S. Constitution was ratified, George Washington became the first president. B. Research Articles of Confederation and the Continental Congress. I still think A. above is a technical answer, however, I have since learned that some of the delegates, such as John Hancock, were called president. If I look this information up, I will be violating wikianswers.com rules. I hope a real historian will give you a precise answer from their memories! actaully if you want to know the truth there is a secret scociety names the illumintatie well just search it up and tell me wat you think everything is realy and i know because i am a former member. (MORE)
George Washington retired back to his estate Mount Vernon. He lived a peaceful live until he early death two years after his presidency ended. He died of strep throat.
George Washington was the first President of the United States. He became the leader of the country after the Treaty of Paris of 1783, gave the American Colonies their freedom from England. . George Washington is the only President of the United States to be elected unanimously. He served 2 terms… in office (1789 to 1793, and 1793 to 1797). (MORE)
In his youth, Washington worked as a surveyor, and acquired what would become invaluable knowledge of the terrain around his native Colony of Virigina
no GIRL OR BOY WHO ASKED THIS QUESTION THE ANSWER IS YES NOT NO WHEN HE BECAME PRESIDENT THE WHITE HOUSE WAS BEING BUILT.
Yes. There was a President before George Washington. In fact, the United States had 7 presidents before George Washington. Before George Washington, the United States was governed by The Articles of Confederation. The government under The Articles of Confederation had a President. The President of t…he government under the Articles of Confederation served a President until George Washington was sworn in as President. George Washington was the first President under the current constitution. (MORE)
He was a planter which meant that he was a gentleman farmer operating a very large plantation. At the age of 17 he became a land surveyor in Culpeper County, Virginia.
because Benjamin Franklin made a law that every president can serve only two terms Actually, George Washington made that rule himself.
Just before he became president, George Washington was a farmer. Prior to that he was a surveyor, a profession he taught himself at age 16. He was hired at age 16 by Sir Fairfax of Virginia to survey Fairfax's lands west of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
He was a surveyor in his early years. Later he ran the plantation which he inherited. He served as an officer in the French and Indian War and later as the commander in chief of the colonial army.
yes there was .there were 10 before george washington because they hold office for only 1 year.when the redifacation of the congress( or the constitution) is when george washington took office.9SORRY FOR THE SPELLING.
Before George Washington was President of the United States, there were no national political parties. The closest phenomena to political parties that existed during the Articles of Confederation were the Federalist and Anti-federalist movements that advocated For and Against ratification of the U.S…. Constitution respectively. (MORE)
No body. George Washington was the first ever President of the United States of America.
As he became President at the age of 57 he could have been any age younger than this.
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George was a surveyor for a time, then an Army commanding officer in the Seven Days War, in the French and Indian theater, and also in the American Revolutionary War. After that was over, he returned to his home and became a planter - tobacco and so forth. He was elected the first President of the U…nited States. (MORE)
Under the Continental Congress, the Presidents before George Washington was Thomas McKean -(1st President), John Hansen-(2nd) and finally Elias Boudinot. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hanson There were no Presidents of the United States before George Washington. There were Presidents of Cong…ress under the Articles of Confederation, but the two offices were very different. The President of the United States is the executive officer of the United States and wields a huge amount of power. The Presidents of Congress under the Articles of Confederation were very limited in their executive powers and essentially served solely as the presiding officers of Congress. (MORE)
He was a military man and spent most of his adult life in the army.
His second term expired and he did not want to seek a third termbecause he thought it would be a dangerous precedent to set andbecause he was getting older and wanted to spend his time at homewith his wife and manage his plantation.
The U.S. Constitution had only been ratified in 1787, and Washington was elected in 1788. So, before Washington, there was no Constitution yet.
Washington had a strong sense of honor and duty. I am sure he got great satisfaction over a job well-done . However, it is difficult to imagine that he actually enjoyed the hardships of the long Revolutionary War, the difficulties of obtaining supplies and man power to fight with and the uncertainti…es and risk of battle, not to mention having to stay away from home. If there had been some way to avoid trouble with Britain , I am sure he would have preferred the comfortable life of a wealthy Virginia planter to what he ended up doing. (MORE)
He retired, well not really. His 2nd term was up. That happened March 4, 1797.
Washington did not retire until after he was President. He worked hard as President and did a good job to establish a new position under the new Constitution.
Washington was actively involved in the American revolution, in setting up the new government and serving as the first President, for over 20 years. He wanted to go home to his wife and his plantation. Also, he believed that it was bad for the country to have a President serve for more than two ter…ms. He did what he could to start the new government, but he knew that it was time for fresh ideas and new approaches. (MORE)