President of the United States/George Washington

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A portrait of George Washington

George Washington is the first president of the United States of America. Born in Westmoreland, Virginia, Washington became elected as president of the United States. Washington was born in Westmoreland, Virginia on February 22, 1732 in British America.

From 1754-1758, George served in the army and was in the French and Indian War, Battles around Mount Vernon (1759-1774) and most importantly, the Revolutionary War. Washington was most admired in the Revolutionary War, too. Washington was appointed the Commander in Chief on June 14, 1775. Washington was included in many battles in the Revolutionary War, such as the Battle of Boston, Long Island, Trenton and more!

After the Victory at Yorktown, the US Constitution was built in 1784. During this, the people elected Washington as 1st president of the United States in 1789, Washington continued his presidency from 1789 until 1797. The people begged for him to stay as their president, but Washington ignored them and resigned from office, permitting president John Adams to become president.

Washington died on December 14, 1799 at the age of 67, Washington was diagnosed with "cynanche trachealis", a term of that period for describing severe inflammation of the structures of the upper airway. Many people mourned his death, a loss of an American hero.