George Washington

George Washington

Who is George Washington?

George Washington (1732-99) was commander in chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War (1775-83) and served two terms as the first U.S. president, from 1789 to 1797. In 1787, he was elected president of the convention that wrote the U.S. Constitution.

Why was George Washington A Good Leader?

Washington had the power of knowledge. He served in the Virginia militia and campaigned with the British army prior to the Revolutionary War, learning military discipline and tactics. Washington was known as an honest man among his peers. His peers respected his integrity.

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Mount Vernon

Where Did George Washington live and grow up?

In 1734, Augustine moved the family up the Potomac River to another Washington home, Little Hunting Creek Plantation (later renamed Mount Vernon). In 1738, they moved again to Ferry Farm, a plantation on the Rappahannock River near Fredericksburg, Virginia, where George spent much of his youth.

How is George Washington Related To Engineering?

George Washington was the nation’s first President and he was also an engineer in his own right. Washington also created new farm tools, invented a new plow to rotate and dispense seeds and advocated the advancement of engineers.