IsGeorge Washington a American founding fathers?
Yes, he was the first American founding father.
Why were George Washington and Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson and James Madison the four founding fathers?
I think you want to inquire about the founding Fathers of USA. Founding fathers of USA are those political founders or leaders who in 1775 initialized and second the declaration of independence. Names of these leaders include George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, John Jay, and Thomas Jefferson. Washington is the father the others are founding fathers.
Most of the US's founding fathers were rather wealthy. They tended to be political figures and some had a military background. Many of the founding fathers in the South, like Washington and Jefferson were slave owners as well. Each of them were aware that their responsibilities were crucial as they were designing a new form of government.
The founding fathers were noted for, establishing the basis for which the United States is now built upon. Founding fathers such as Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, George Washington led are army to victory over the British and became our first president, and they all sat together in Philadelphia and helped forge the Constitution. These things only scratch the surface of the accomplishments of our Founding Fathers.
The delegates to the Constitutional Convention can be considered the Founding Fathers of the United States. There were 55 who attended the convention. Some are better known than others, like Hamilton, Washington, and Madison. This site has a listing by state of all the Founding Fathers and a biography of each. http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/constitution_founding_fathers.html MrV