When did George Washington end being a president?
1779 i think
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George Washington was elected according to the procedure indicated in the newly ratified Constitution. As a successful military figure, as well as head of the Constitutional Convention, he was a natural choice as a national leader for the new United States. George Washington held the ragtag Colonial… army of farmers together and was favored for his political ideals. George Washington was incredibly popular with the American people after leading the American revolutionary army to victory to create a country. The popular story is that he was asked to be "king" of the new nation, but he favored a constitutional republic, help draw up the constitution and pushed the states to ratify it. By the end of the Revolutionary War, General George Washington was a very popular and influential person. Washington had been commander-in-chief of the American armed forces, and with the end of the war he resigned his military commission and retired to Mount Vernon. Shortly thereafter, he was convinced to attend the Constitutional Convention and was elected unanimously as the president of the convention. The office of the presidency was created at this convention, and in 1789 the electoral college unanimously elected him as president. Washington reluctantly accepted the position; it was not one he sought. He was reelected in 1792, but he refused to run for a third term (there were no term limits at the time; therefore he could have easily run an unlimited number of times and been "president for life"). In 1797, Washington relinquished power and stepped down from the presidency. This was revolutionary itself -- for people used to kings who ruled for life, Washington set an example of a powerful, popular leader who stood aside to make way for democratic succession. (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)
George Washington by almost all historians' accounts was a very good President. His major drawback was that he was a slave owner. He did, however free and provide money and education to the slaves which he owned, in his will. No other slave owner President ever did that again.
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
John Adams nominated George Washington as president from the body of Congress at the Constitutional Convention. The Electoral College
Washington was smart and had a gift of discernment. He had great character and unquestioned integrity. His ability to listen to all sides of a discussion before making a decision were without equal. Where his education lacked, he got others on his cabinet who could more than make up for it and advis…e. (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)
Without a precedent to follow, it was a matter of trial by fire or Fly by Wire.
George Washington was a successful president. He was called thefather of his country. And he was elected two times as thepresident.
With Washington's inauguration on April 30, 1789, the presidency of George Washington continued George Washington's significant leadership role over the United States. President Washington entered office with the full support of the national and state leadership, and established the executive and ju…dicial branches of the federal government of the United States. His leadership guaranteed the survival of the United States as a powerful and independent nation, and set the standard for future presidents. The Electoral College electors, which were chosen by the state legislatures, (the Electoral College was not added to the Constitution until 1804) elected Washington unanimously in 1789, and again in the 1792 election. John Adams was elected vice president. Washington took the oath of office as the first President under the Constitution for the United States of America on April 30, 1789, at Federal Hall in New York City although, at first, he had not wanted the position. Washington proved an able administrator. An excellent delegates and judge of talent and character, he held regular cabinet meetings to debate issues before making a final decision. In handling routine tasks, he was "systematic, orderly, energetic, solicitous of the opinion of others but decisive, intent upon general goals and the consistency of particular actions with them." Washington reluctantly served a second term as president. He refused to run for a third, establishing the customary policy of a maximum of two terms for a president, which later became law by the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution. (MORE)
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)
George Washinton was the first US president and is referred to as the Father of the country. yes Yes, George Washington was the first President of the United States. Yes, George Washington was the first US president. Yes, George Washington was the 1st president of the United States.
Washington was 57 when he entered office (April 30, 1789) and 65 when he left (March 4, 1797).
John Hanson was the first president of the Continental Congress which was a loose confederation of the colonies that soon declared their independence from Britain and later banded together to form the United States of America. Hanson's job was mostly to chair meetings --- he had no powers at all lik…e the powers of the US President, but in a way, he was the first president in America . Some people like to say that John Hanson was really the first president, but he was not the first president of the United States. George Washington was the first president of the United States of America. . (MORE)
Although Washington reluctantly accepted command of the army in 1798 when war with France seemed imminent, he did not assume an active role. He preferred to spend his last years in happy retirement at Mount Vernon. In mid-December, Washington contracted what was probably quinsy or acute laryngitis; …he declined rapidly and died at his estate on Dec. 14, 1799. (MORE)
John Adams became the President of the US after George Washington. John Adams of Massachusetts became the second President of the US on 1797 March 4 and served one term as president, with Thomas Jefferson as Vice President. Adams was previously Washington's Vice President. Adams was a member of the… Federalist party and was defeated in 1801 by Thomas Jefferson. The 2nd President of the United States was John Adams from March 4, 1797 to March 4, 1801 (MORE)
George Washington, the first President of the independent United States, was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, in what was then called British America, on February 22, 1732, and died in Mount Vernon, Virginia, on December 14, 1799, at the age of 67.
John Adams nominated George Washington for president. The ElectoralCollege voted him into the office. He was the first President ofthe US.
The original 13, and later during his term, 3 were added (Vermont, Kentucky and Tennessee)
he was the first president of the united states of america, but earlier than that we had a different type of government and the first president for that was John Hanson
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)
George Washington was declared president on the 30th of April 1786, he retired on the 3rd of March 1797
The qualifications for president are that they must: . be a natural born citizen of the United States of America, . at least thirty five years old, . be a resident of the US for at least fourteen years, . and win a majority of votes in the national election by the electoral college.
he was a farmer No, he was a rich plantation owner who ran 5 farms, like a business in mount vernon
Yes he was.. He was also Commander in Chief of the continental army of the revolutionary war and he also was one of our founding fathers.
because he led the war to victory and his nation trusted him. he made great laws and was good president
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.
No George Washington was the 1st President of the United States. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President.
He a the general of a war and everyone voted him to become president because his bravery in the war. P.S. He was the first president under the constitution the, The adams family was the first, basically there was 16 president before him but he was the first under the constitution like i said befo…re. . (MORE)
No, George Washington was a land surveyor. After that point he mainly was a military man fighting in both the French and Indian War as well as being in charge of the American Revolutionary troops. After the revolution, Washington wanted to retire to Mount Vernon but he was called upon to be presiden…t of the constitutional convention and later, of course, President of the United States. (MORE)
The 1st President of the United States was George Washington from April 30, 1789 to March 4, 1797
Yes he did. He was a rich VA planter and had a working plantation so he had slaves. I saw a history channel program last night that stated he may have also fathered a child by a slave named Venus. This was very common and the boy was taken care of by the Washington family and is buried at Mt. Vernon…. The only way to be sure would be to get DNA from Washington's tomb. (MORE)
no GIRL OR BOY WHO ASKED THIS QUESTION THE ANSWER IS YES NOT NO WHEN HE BECAME PRESIDENT THE WHITE HOUSE WAS BEING BUILT.
As the first US President, Washington oversaw the treaties with Europe that were enacted, established the executive branch and appointed the first Cabinet secretaries, and supported the ratification of the Bill of Rights added to the Constitution. He directed the building of the new National Capital… in the District of Columbia (which would later be named Washington in his honor). He personally commanded the militias that responded to the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794, and pressed Congress for a standing army and navy. (see related question) (MORE)
because Benjamin Franklin made a law that every president can serve only two terms Actually, George Washington made that rule himself.
he was elected because he was the general George Washington was a leader at the Continental Congresses. Hecommanded the army that defeated the British in the AmericanRevolution and chaired the Constitutional Convention. He was knownas the father of his country for a good reason. He had nomeaningful …competition for the job of first President. George Washington (1732-1799) was the most known and honored of Revolutionary heroes. As Commanding General of the American Continental Army, he defeated the British in several key battles, insuring the independence of the new nation. He was a pre-war delegate from Virginia, and in 1787 presided over the Philadelphia convention that produced the new Constitution. He was respected and admired by virtually all of the leaders of the new United States. Because of his military accomplishments, he had the love and respect of the citizens, who felt he was the best man for the job. He was elected in 1789 and re-elected in 1792. (MORE)
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.
When George Washington was president we didn't even have the state of Washington. He became president right after the Revolutionary War. And we didn't get the state until after he was dead. But it is named after A George Washington, but not our 1st president.
When: George Washinton was unanimously drafted as president by the Electoral College in 1789. Why: He was a great leader in the french and Indian war, the revolutionary war, and in supporting the creation of America's government.
The election was held in 1788 and 1789. Washington took office in April 30, 1789.
Since he was the first President he didn't change anything. He could only set what would be. How he acted, what he was called, and how he made decisions would set the bar for all presidents after him.
George Washington took his oath of office on April 30,1789 at Federal Hall in New York City.In 1790 England went to war.In 1791 the Bill Of Rights was signed.In 1792 Washington was unanimously reelected.In 1793 war broke out between England and France.In 1794 196 Englanders were forced to marched to… the Ospen territory.About 100 people died on the journey.In 1795 100,000 people from France were forced to march to the Osbonene territory.About 76,000 people died on that terrible journey.In 1796 George Washington refused to run for a third term.In 1797 Washington retired to Mount Vernon,his home in Virginia.After George Washington left office his vice president John Adams became the next president. (MORE)
Washington loved ice cream so much he had 3 ice cream freezers at Mt. Vernon. He was the biggest brewer of VA whisky in the colonies, and he knew how to spin congress. A good example of this is his reports to congress concerning Valley Forge. He reports he needs more funds, but the truth is that the… men were well fed and warm. National Parks historians have proven that the troops had 3 pounds of meat, fruit and vegetables a week. He never liked to shake hands because he thought his hands were too big and he was not a person that joked with people. There is one report that a delegate tried to joke with him at the constitutional convention, but Washington never responded. It is reported he was a very good dancer and may have had several affairs with officer wives of his command. He kept to a tight schedule and no matter who was at Mt. Vernon he went to bed at 9 PM and got up at 5 to ride out to oversee his plantation. Nothing would change this schedule and it is one of the factors that contributed to his death. He went out on a cold wet day sick to see to the plantation and had breakfast in wet clothing. Within two days he was dead. His plantation also grew many new crops and he experimented with different plants some of which still exist today. (MORE)
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.
George Washington was the first president of the U.S.A. When he was 21 he was sent by the British to tell the French to get out of their territory. He never told a lie. Legeand has it that he cut down a cherry tree. You wonder why that was so important. Well, back then they were respected because of… their beauty and fruit. (MORE)
George Washington was 65 when he left office on March 4, 1797. (born February 22, 1732) He died in December, 1799.
I don't understand the question, but I thinkg this is what you want to know: George Washington was the first president of the United States of America.
He retired, well not really. His 2nd term was up. That happened March 4, 1797.
One of the responsibilities of George Washington as a President wasto oversee the formation of a strong functional government. He didso with the help of a cabinet system that still exists today.
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)