Melaku Michael George Washington Essay: George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 on Popes Creek Farm in Westmoreland County, Virginia. The family George was born into consisted of his father, Augustine Washington, his mother, Mary Washington, and five brothers and sisters: Betty, Samuel, John Augustine, Charles and Mildred. There were also three other older children from his father's first marriage to Jane Butler, who died in 1729: thirteen year-old Lawrence, twelve year-old Augustine and nine year-old Jane. When George Washington was almost three, his family moved to the large, undeveloped plantation that was later called Mount Vernon. George's only playmates were his younger sister and brothers. They had no neighbors that lived close by, but George was kept busy by exploring the nearby woods and helping out with the farm work as best as he could. His thoughts and ideas helped mold the United States into the great country that it is today. He received no formal education, but he read geography, military history, agriculture, deportment, and composition. Washington later developed a powerful and convincing style of speech and writing that many people still use today for example in school announcements and school official letters. He enjoyed sports and social occasions, and he later became a surveyor for landowners. George
Washington was elected president of the United States in 1789, He was succeeded by his vice-president, John Adams the following March 4. He shaped the government that we live under today, and if not for him, our government might be completely different. I feel that his two terms in office as the President of the United States were the most important periods in the history our country. The Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania against a federal excise tax was his critical domestic challenge. And in New York City on April 30, 1789, he took the oath of office as President of the United States at age 57. George Washington reluctantly agreed to serve a second term as president, even though he wanted to go home to Mount Vernon. This treaty was extremely controversial, although the treaty was passed by a narrow margin in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Word Count. An outbreak of war in Europe plagued Thomas Jefferson's foreign policy design. “Washington’s task was to organize a government but also create a role for the highest officer of the new nation. Alexander Hamilton formed a pro-British foreign policy during Washington's second administration. One of Washington's first duties of office was establishing a cabinet. Also, Vermont and Kentucky were added as states in 1791 and 1792 which were at the time a big moment of American History. After the war was over, Washington returned to Mount Vernon. He avoided involvement
in Virginia politics, mainly because of the fact that he preferred to concentrate on restoring Mount Vernon. In May 1787, he headed the Virginia deleegation to the Constitutional Convention in Philedelphia and was unanimously elected presyding officer. His presence encouraged prestige to the soldiers, and although he made few direct contributions, he generally supported the advocates of a strong central government. The first United States census was taken in 1790, which showed the population to be four million. He created departments within the government, each with different jobs. The government issued money that was good in all states. President Washington also helped plan a new capital for the nation that was named "Washington" in his honor. In 1780, the main theater of the war shifted to the south. Although the campaigns in Virginia and the Carolinas were conducted by other generals, Washington was still responsible for the overall direction of the war but as I read in out history book that after the arrival of the French army in 1780, he concentrated on coordinating with the comte de Rochambeau and the comte d’Estaing (some sort of American Friendly soldiers fighting with Washington’s side) , the well planned and executed Yorktown Campaign against Charles Cornwllis, securing the American victory.
In New York City on April 30, 1789, he took the oath of office as President of the United States at the age of 57 which at the time many believed he would have died and some were reluctant to having him as the first President. He was extremely influential in the initial operation of the new government thus many as I have seen in our history book said that he was a great and powerful leader that endured hard and harsh times and even though he did not advise as many things as modern day presidents today would have he was and still is considered the greatest president merely on his figurative and powerful movements.