The First: George Washington

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Term: 1789–1797

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George Washington, born February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County Virginia. At the age of 23, he was commander of the Virginia troops; experience that would later bring him the role of Major General and Commander-and-Chief of troops against the British.  Post Revolution,the first president of the United States of America, selected unanimously by the Electoral College at the Constitution Convention. During his term, he pushed for neutrality in foreign affairs and disproved permanent alliances. Washington left office after two consecutive terms, though he was urged to run again Washington refused in fear of starting a monarchy, setting the precedent for the two term presidency. Being the first president, George Washington was excellent as leader of a new nation, being very careful in setting an example for future leaders and led a young America at a steady pace with liberty and equality as a priority.


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