George Washington was the 1st president of the U.S. He is often called "The Father of His Country." He served from 1789-1797. He did not believe in political parties and was unanimously elected to each of his two terms in office.
Follow me troops, the Whiskey rebels are right there!
Washington had no formal schooling beyond primary school. He learned how to survey and plant while on the job. He served in the Virginia militia and was the Commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution.
"Tis well." Washington's last words as recorded by Tobias Lear on Saturday, December 14, 1799. These words suggest that Washington was at peace with the life he had lived.
May I have this dance?
The Whiskey Rebellion was a protest by farmers in western Pennsylvania over the first federal tax on whiskey. Washington led about 12,000 troops to stop the violence - the first and last time a sitting president led troops.
In the war between Britain & France, Washington issued the Proclamation of Neutrality stating that the United States would not take sides and would trade with both nations.
Proclamation of Neutrality
Washington was an excellent horse-back rider, loved to dance, and was good at interior decorating.