He was the 1st US President, from 1789 to 1797 and set manyprecedents concerning that office. Background: .
ÃÂ· Birth - February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Vir…ginia .
ÃÂ· Wife - Martha Dandridge Washington, a widow with children .
ÃÂ· Political Party - none ( later associated with Federalist inspirit ) .
ÃÂ· Vice President - John Adams .
ÃÂ· 1st president .
ÃÂ· Height: 6 feet 1.5 inches .
ÃÂ· Age at Inauguration: 57 years old Careers: .
ÃÂ· A self-taught Surveyor, beginning at age 16 when living withhis older brother in Virginia .
First Surbeyor to cross the Blue Ridge Mountains inVirginia .
ÃÂ· Farmer, Distiller, Land speculator, Politician .
ÃÂ· Statesman .
Sent to Ohio in charge of troops in The French and Indian War--he lost that first battle and swore he'd never fight again, thoughhe admitted he enjoyed the sounds of war .
Ã Recruited to be Commander in Chief of Continental Army duringthe American Revolution and not only conducted the militarycampaigns that won the war, but constantly had to work to get thecolonial governments to supply men and material for his army.Almost froze to death. Government Positions: .
ÃÂ· Member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1759-74 .
ÃÂ· Member of Continental Congress, 1774-75 .
ÃÂ· Chairman of the Constitutional Convention, 1787-88 .
ÃÂ· President of USA 1789-1797 Honors and Statistics .
ÃÂ· A 60-foot (18 m) sculpture of his head is carved into MountRushmore .
ÃÂ· Death - George Washington died on December 14, 1799 in MountVernon, Virginia .
ÃÂ· Age when he died - 67 .
ÃÂ· He suffered from: malaria, smallpox, tuberculosis, dysenteryand pneumonia .
ÃÂ· He was one of the richest men in America .
ÃÂ· Died of a simple throat infection Major accomplishments .
ÃÂ· Bill of Rights (1791) .
ÃÂ· American Revolution (1775 - 1783) Commander-in-chief of thevictorious army .
ÃÂ· Constitution of the USA (1787) .
Served as the first President .
ÃÂ· Whiskey Rebellion (1794) .
Revered and Honored to this day. George Washington was the first president of the United States ofAmerica. You can see him on a one dollar bill in America. Hewas elected president for the Constitutional Convention onMay 25,1787. .
he looks after his place his country he is a president. . (MORE)