George Washington

Why was George Washington known as the Father of the country?

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09/15/2013

Washington is called the Father of his Country, because in a very real sense, that is what he was. He played a central and critical role in the founding of the United States. He was active in the events that led to the Declaration of Independence.

When the Revolutionary War began, he was the supreme commander of the colonial military forces which eventually forced the British to withdraw their troops and acknowledge American independence. Not only did he carry out the war effort, but he worked to get the colonies to send money for supplies and kept up the morale of his troops. Washington then participated actively in drawing up the US Constitution and getting it ratified. Finally he served as the first President of the new United States republic.
HE ESTABLISHED the country as a Republic
George Washington was a founding father that helped the US to gain our independence. He was very influential in the starting years of the nation as a leader in the Revolutionary War and our first president.