George Washington

George Washington is an American hero. He played a leading role in the American Revolution, resided over the Constitutional Convention, and became America's first president. He is often referred to as the "father of the country."

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What were George Washington and Thomas Jefferson that John Adams was not?

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They were Virginians. They were also two term presidents whereas John Adams lost his re-election bid. sign the declaration of independence
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What were things George Washington did as a kid?

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Washington was the second son of a fairly well off farmer. At 14 years old he tried to sign on to a British war ship to be a powder monkey, but his mother took him off the ship. In 1747 he went to Mt. Vernon to live with his older brother. Here he had access to books, hunting, use of arms, and studied the art of war. As a young man he worked as a surveyor and in 1754 was sent with a military expedition to maintain VA claim to Ohio lands against the French. He became a officer on the personal staff of Braddock and then became the head of the VA forces in 1756. In 1759 he married Martha Custis. The story about his chopping down a cherry tree and throwing a coin across the Potomac came from a book written by biographer Mason Weems a 100 years after Washington died. Answer
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What was George Washington's childhood like?

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His father was a large land-owner with many slaves. so money was not a problem. However, his father was away on business much of the time and died when George was 11, so he did not have the full benefit of a loving father. He moved in with his older half-brother, Lawrence when he was 16. He mother was somewhat protective and demanding. Almost nothing is known about his schooling, but he obviously learned to read and write and do enough math to be a surveyor. He grew up on a farm in VA and was a second son. He knew at an early age that he would have to work most of his life since his brother would inherit from their father. At 12 he tried to join the British navy as a ship's boy, but his mother pulled him off the ship. He did enlist in the British army as an officer in his early 20's and was an officer in the French and Indian War.
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What did George Washington do?

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He was the 1st US President, from 1789 to 1797 and set many precedents concerning that office. Background: · Birth - February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia · Wife - Martha Dandridge Washington, a widow with children · Political Party - none ( later associated with Federalist in spirit ) · Vice President - John Adams · 1st president · Height: 6 feet 1.5 inches · Age at Inauguration: 57 years old Careers: · A self-taught Surveyor, beginning at age 16 when living with his older brother in Virginia First Surbeyor to cross the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia · Farmer, Distiller, Land speculator, Politician · 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, though he admitted he enjoyed the sounds of war  Recruited to be Commander in Chief of Continental Army during the American Revolution and not only conducted the military campaigns that won the war, but constantly had to work to get the colonial governments to supply men and material for his army. Almost froze to death. Government Positions: · Member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1759-74 · Member of Continental Congress, 1774-75 · Chairman of the Constitutional Convention, 1787-88 · President of USA 1789-1797 Honors and Statistics · A 60-foot (18 m) sculpture of his head is carved into Mount Rushmore · Death - George Washington died on December 14, 1799 in Mount Vernon, Virginia · Age when he died - 67 · He suffered from: malaria, smallpox, tuberculosis, dysentery and pneumonia · He was one of the richest men in America · Died of a simple throat infection Major accomplishments · Bill of Rights (1791) · American Revolution (1775 - 1783) Commander-in-chief of the victorious army · Constitution of the USA (1787) Served as the first President · Whiskey Rebellion (1794) Revered and Honored to this day. George Washington was the first president of the United States of America. You can see him on a one dollar bill in America. He was elected president for the Constitutional Convention on May 25,1787. he looks after his place his country he is a president. he was kind to soldiers
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When did Georg Simon Ohm die?

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Georg Simon Ohm died on July 6, 1854 at the age of 65.
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What breed was George Washington's horse Nelson?

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My research has indicated that "Nelson" was a pure-bred Arabian. A breed known for its endurance, strength, and intelligence. The Arabian Stallion "Mustafa al Zarina" of Somerset Park Arabian Farm has been noted as an "extreemely accurate look-a-like of President Washington's favorite horse." I have found a website for that breeding farm: somersetparkarabians.com . They have many pictures of this horse as well as others. I found it interesting and informative on the breed, and horses in general.
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Did George Washington have a pocket watch?

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Yes, George Washington had pocket watches (he also gave pocket watches away to friends). His friend Gouverneur Morris bought a watch in Paris from Antoine LÈPINE; which was brought to America by Thomas Jefferson.
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Was George Washington a demigod?

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No. Right off there is no such thing as a demigod, but there are people who are treated like one or historically are looked at like one. Washington falls into that category. In the 1790's his picture was on everything from plates to household items and since that time he has been painted and posed in togas and with laurel leaf crowns. Congress, at one time, read his farewell letter every year on his birthday and his picture is on the national currency. His name is everywhere in the US. There are 32 counties, 121 towns, 257 townships, 10 lakes, and 7 mountains all named Washington. Books have been written about him and he has been studied endlessly. Today, many people look at Washington and the founding fathers through time that doesn't give the true sense of who the man was or what he thought. History has softened the years that Washington spent as the first president and legend has been allowed to grow around him. Most Americans have the idea that he spent those years as a great and beloved leader, adored by the people. This is not true. A leading newspaper of the time called him an embezzler, a tyrant, and accused him of murder. He was accused of being power mad and others didn't like the parties he gave.. Some said he was trying to make a fast buck out of being president. President Ford once stated that the only difference between the politics of his time and that of Washington was "that one was lit by electric lights and other by candles." To some extent we have changed and in other ways we haven't, but to understand our history we need to take the men like Washington out of the toga and really look at who they were and what they stood for in their time. No one is a demigod.
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What political party did George Washington belong to?

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Although not a member of any party, George Washington basically favored a strong central government so long as there was a balance of power held by the Congress. Having just fought a long and bloody war against the British to rid the US of a king, Washington was leary of one person holding such monarchial power again.
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Was Washington the first incumbent to lose presidency?

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Not really. He ran unopposed in 1789 and 1792 and chose not to run in 1796, so he never lost an election as an incumbent.
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Where was George Washington born?

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The plantation where Washington was born was located between Bridges Creek and Popes Creek which is 72 miles south of Washington D.C. on the Potomac River. This is present day Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He was the oldest child born to Augustine and Mary Ball Washington. He was born on February 22, 1732 on his father's plantation in Pope's Creek.
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What films did George Formby make?

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Full List of Films Boots! Boots! (1933) On the Dole (1934) Murder on the Wigan Boat Express! (1934) Oh Mother! (1935) The Limit's 35MPH (1935) Give me your Seats Please (because Aunt Georgina hid £90,000 in one of them) (1936) Turned out Peculiarly Again! (1936) It's up Uranus (1936) I'm the Emperor of Lancashire (1937) The Weird World of the Welsh (1937) Feather your Nest (1937) Hindoo Man (1938) Come on George! (1938) Bring Me The Head Of Alfie Duckthwaite (1938) I see Ice on Blackpool shore (1939) Let George do it (1939) Trouble Brewing (1939) It's Crashed into the Gas Works (1940) I Didn't do it (1940) Silence of the Lambs (1941) The End (1941) George Strikes A Chord (1946) Room 101 (1946) Mr. Hepplewhites Holiday (1947) Merry Christmas George! (1947) Much too Shy to admit that I drew those rude Soap Adverts (1948) Time Flies (1950) Happy Go Lucky Me! (1960) ref: Wiki
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Did George Washington have any black kids?

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No, none that he fathered. He did have a number of black slave kids.
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What century did George Washington live in?

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18th. He was born in 1732 and died in 1799. Became president in 1789.
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Why didn't George Washington sign the Declaration of Independence?

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Prior to its work on the Declaration of Independence, the Second Continental Congress included Washington as a congressman from Virginia. But he resigned his position as a delegate when Congress formed the Continental Army and appointed him commanding general on June 14, 1775. So he was unavailable to participate, or to sign the Declaration.
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What is George Washington hometown?

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He did not grow up in a town, but on a farm in VA.
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What is George Washington famous for?

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George Washington (1732-1799) was the first President of the United States*, and a major figure in the establishment of the US, during and following the Revolutionary War. He is known as one of the Founding Fathers of the country, as well as being given the nickname "Father of His Country". He fought with the Virginia Militia on the British side during the "French and Indian Wars", the American colonial front of the European "Seven Years' War" (1754-1763). He commanded the armies of the US Colonies in the Revolutionary War (1775-1783). As a member of the First and Second Continental Congress, he helped draft the policies of the colonies, and was made commanding general of the Continental Army on June 14, 1775 (so he was not a signatory to the Declaration of Independence). He was a Virginia delegate again, and President of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, which adopted the Constitution to replace the Articles of Confederation. As President, Washington established the framework of the national executive branch. He oversaw the work to build a new national capital, and it was named Washington, DC, in his honor. *To differentiate from Presidents of the Continental Congress, Washington is sometimes described as the first "President of the United States under the Constitution", and therefore the first Chief Executive of the country. Washington became a president to a new country that was not very stabilized. He was able to maintain our country and form it into an independent nation from Britain. His ideas on not being part of a political party helped our country avoid feud. His belief and devotion towards republicanism made him a great leader and made America into a strong independent nation. Washington also created the First Cabinet and appointed four members. Since he created the Supreme Court, he appointed the first ten justices. Washington also helped create the first bank, which he signed the bill for once it was passed through Congress. Washington helped create the basic life that was need for America and created a stable environment that would help the next president carry on. On something of a side note more of trivial value than any real historic relevance, George Washington was also fairly famous for having what was, at the time, a rather extraordinary set of dentures made out of ivory. In addition to that, he was oft admired for his skills as a dancer.
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What are facts about George Washington?

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1.George Washington was the first president George Washington was born the year of 1732 and died 1799 George Washington is a very amazing man, great hero, and very important in American history. Through out this writing you will find out why. I admire George Washington because he is very brave and also he was a very strong Christian. He accomplished many, many things. These things included becoming the very fist President of America, he was one of the most powerful leaders in the Revolutionary war, and He helped free his country from England. His best character traits were brave, responsible, loving, daring, and confident. People should admire his sacrifice braveness, loyalties, and also his kindness. Now, how would you like to meet George Washington? George Washington took leadership of the American revolutionary forces. He ultimately became the first president of the U.S. and served two terms. His estate was just south of Washington D.C. on the Potomac River, named Mt. Vernon. Having resided in Virginia, a slave state, like many plantation owners, he owned slaves. Those are just some of the facts. He weighed over 200 pounds He was voted to be president unanimously (not anonymous.. Unanimous)which means that everyone voted for him, not one single person opposed him. He was a war general, who lead the war against British, and won. He only served two terms of presidency because he did not want to start forming a monarchy (kings and queens). In the beginning of his presidency, he was asked to choose a title for himself, and he simply chose "Mr. President". He took his soldiers in the winter to a cold, snowy forest to train them and make them as strong as the British army (aka "The Redcoats"). This event is also known as "The Winter at Valley forge." he fought in the wars against the french and Indians. George Washington (1732-1799), the soldier, politician and first President of the USA George Washington was Episcopalian. He was the only President to be elected unanimously. He didn't have a political party. He opposed the idea of political parties. American president commander and chief of the army died 1799 elected president 1799 married to Martha custis nickname father of the country was very honest with all of his work first American president general of American army had no children - He did not have wooden teeth He adopted two of Martha's children there names are john and Martha. Martha was named after her mother. He had a great favorite color it was red for the blood shed by him and his troops. He was the 1st president of the United States of America. He did NOT actually cut down a cherry tree, that is just a story used to show how honest he was. That is a fascinating fact about George Washington. He was USA's first president. George Washington was born the year of 1732 and died 1799 he wrote a journal when he went on a adventure 1. He was an army leader. 2. He was the first President of the United States. 3. Was born on February 22, 1732. 4. He was born near the Westmoreland County, Virginia. 5. He was a planter in 1748. 6. He worked as a surveyor. He was the chief leader of the continental Army 1) George Washington loves to fish and go horseback riding 2) he was the only president to not live in the white house...he chose where it was going to be built 3)George's first set of dentures were made from cow's teeth. Later, he had a second pair made of hippopotamus ivory due to a bad tooth disease That he is the first President of the United States. When at age 57, he had all his teeth pulled out, from then on he wore ivory false teeth. In 1755 he became a Commander in Chief of Virginia forces. Washington won his election for first term by 100% votes Washington died from the chills That is 5 He was a general in the Revolutionary War and our was the first president. George Washington even married a lady named Martha Drawbridge. Also lived through the life span of 1737-1799. But his place of birth is in Westmoreland county, Virginia on February 22nd. When George Washington was president his vice president was a man named John Adams and his career was Surveyor, Farmer, Politician, Statesman, Commander in Chief of Continental Army during the American Revolution. He was the president through 1789- 1797. The Political Party was federalist. He also had the religion of Episcopalian. Considering George Washington was a president I bet you might find the facts that he loved ice cream, and his dentures had a little issues with termites interesting! Now you might ask yourself how/where he died and this paragraph will tell you. Washington had only three years of retirement at Mount Vernon. He died from a throat infection on December 14, 1799. There are some who say he died from pneumonia or that the doctor bled him, which was a common practice back then, and he bled him too much and that caused his death. Most believe it was a throat infection, like tonsillitis or laryngitis. Another answer to the question, "How did George Washington die?" could be that he died with courage and grace. On his deathbed, he said, I die hard but I am not afraid to go. At his funeral, Henry Lee claimed him to be "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen". he died at age 67 at his home of mount Vernon on December 14 1799 at 10:00 am He adopted two of Martha's children there names are john and Martha. Martha was named after her mother.
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Why didn't the US want George Washington to be a king?

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After fighting the British king in a long battle for independence no reasonable person wanted a king. The trouble with kings is that even if you pick a good one , as Washington might have been, how do you pick the next king? Surely there is no reason to think the king's son or next of kin will be good! And, if you get a bad king, how do you get rid of him ? Only by revolution and likely bloodshed- chaos at best and the strong armed man who led the revolution is often as bad as the old king.
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Was George Washington election Only unanimous election in US history?

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Yes, he twice won all the electoral votes. James Monroe came close in 1820, when only one electoral vote was cast against him.
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What is George Washington's home called?

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George Washington's home is Mt. Vernon. It is still standing and has been preserved as a museum. It is located on the banks of Potomac River in Arlington County, Virginia. The name refers to his entire plantation.
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When did George Washington die?

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General and first president of the United States of America George Washington died on December 14, 1799 (shortly after 10 pm), at Mount Vernon, Virginia, at the age of 67. George Washington died in 1799.
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How tall was George Washington?

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He was six feet, two inches tall by some reports, but there is some question about his true height, as follows: George Washington was measured for his clothing at 74 inches in height, or 6'2". Though, in his correspondences with merchants he often complained that his clothes were too small . After his death, he was measured at 6'3" and 1/2 inches tall in his stocking feet. Ron Chernow, in his book Washington-A life, claims Washington is 6' even. He bases this assumption on orders Washington placed for clothing in which Washington asks for clothing," for a man of 6 feet high." However, further reading of Washington's papers will reveal that he never seems satisfied with his clothing and constantly complains that the legs are too short. Perhaps the best way to accuratly attain Washington's true hight is if one looks at the statue made of George Washington by Jean-Antoine Houdan. One can use the statue's dimensions to attain a measurement of Washington's height at over 6' 3". Washington requested that Houdan make his statue life-sized, rather than larger than life. Houdan spent two weeks with Washington and made a series of very exact measurements which were all subsequently lost in a fire. However, the Statue remains, and was used by Mount Vernon in 2006 as one element to forensically reconstruct Washington's likeness in wax. In addition, we know Thomas Jefferson to be 6' 2" and 1/2" tall, and George Washington was known to be (a little) taller than Jefferson. Benjamin Franklin said, (who himself was 6 feet tall) of Washington, "We always choose him to lead us because he was always the tallest man in the room"