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George Washington (1732-1799) President of the USA

George Washington (1732-1799) President of the USA


George Washington – 1732 to 1799 George Washington was born on February 22nd, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia, and to a family of prosperous farmers He began his career as a professional surveyor in 1749 at the age of 17, and was quickly appointed surveyor of Culpepper County, Virginia; his first public office. In 1752 he joined the colonial militia. Washington became involved in the beginning of the French and Indian War– also known in Europe as the Seven Years’ War– and gained a reputation for his bravery. After the war, he returned to farming at Mount Vernon, which was a plantation that he inherited, and in 1759 married Martha Custis, a wealthy widow. Washington entered the Virginia House of Burgesses where he opposed what he saw as unfair British taxes. By 1774 he was one of the leading Virginian figures supporting the colonial cause, and was sent by Virginia to both the First and Second Continental Congress in 1774 and 1775. By June of 1775 Washington had become commander of all colonial forces in the American War of Independence. He formed the Continental Army and planned how they would be fed, clothed, and equipped. After limited success against the British, an American victory at Saratoga in October 1777 persuaded the French to agree to an alliance with the Americans. With this French military and naval assistance, the tide began to turn in the American favor. On October 19th, 1781, the British Army surrendered at Yorktown. In 1787 Washington was elected president of the Constitutional Convention, and used his influence to persuade the states to ratify the resulting constitution. In 1789, George Washington was elected the first President of the United States There was a huge challenge in bringing the individual States together to establish a new nation and creating a government. He was also concerned by the emergence of political parties: the Federalists and the Democratic Republicans, led by his two closest advisors, Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, respectively. Washington wanted to retire after his first term, but was re-elected for a second term in 1792. He maintained American neutrality when war broke out between Britain and France in 1793, and also normalized diplomatic relations with Britain. Washington finally retired from public life in 1797, and died at Mount Vernon on December 14th, 1799. Subscribe to our channel for more videos. Get your copy of Simple History: the American Revolution, available now on Amazon.


Reader Comments

  1. My high school is like the worst! Math is history History is the cafeteria! Your history is the best like colossal questions! This comment may not look like I typed any sense in here.

  2. I am an American and I firmly believe that George Washington was an honorless traitor. Although he fought for what he believed in, and I respect that. He may have betrayed the British to fight for something he believed was just. But his betrayal made him worse not better.

  3. GEORGE WASHINGTON' MOTHER GAVE HIM A SLAVE BOY FOR HIS EIGHTEEN BIRTHDAY AS A PRESENT 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  4. Washington cannot be left alone with his devices indicisive from crisis to crisis the best thing he could do for the revolution is turning back and planting tobacco in mount Vernon

  5. Why didnt you put the fact that he's also the one who brought African Americans over are and in slaved them at less Tomes jafrsen freed a state

  6. Even when he owned over 317 slaves, he didn’t let them do much work, he didn’t sell them because he didn’t want to separate their families, and put in his will that all 317 of em’ would be freed after is wife and himself died, God Bless George Washington, May the first president of freedom take a seat in heaven!

  7. A slavemaster that demands exactly all slaves back was probably into some gruesome activities, we also know he was into the occult being a high ranking freemason and a slave at Mount Vernon described him worse than his neighbour slavemasters and since the worst of them was probably horrible, I can't even imagine what George Washington did. Let's just be honest here, the man was mostly just for show and people idolized him because they needed someone to glorify.

  8. "My friends, i am humbled and honored that you would consider me for such an importiant role, i did not expect for this great honor-"

    "Alright, you've been showing up in a military uniform everyday for the last ten months, we all know you wanted this, so cut the crap george"

    "Dude"
    "Uncool"

  9. WASHINGTON : DIDNT I TELL YOU TO TELL YOU TO NOT START OPPOSING POLITICAL PARTIES?
    Ham : Whatever happened was Jefferson's fault-

  10. WE ARE OUTGUNNED (what) OUTMANNED (what)
    OUTNUMBERED OUTPLANNED (piowpiowpiowpiow)
    WE GOTTA TAKE AN ALL OUT STAND
    AYO I’M GONNA NEED A RIGHT HAND MAN

  11. It's crazy to think how similar these events are to modern day, the American revolution was a proxy war from France to affect the British, same as Korea and Vietnam for America.

  12. He was in the British army as a Lieutenant colonel during the French and Indian war not the colonial militia

  13. You guys should totally do a historical video on The centuries of black American slavery endured by America’s true founders, how America has robbed those same individuals of all economic advancement through governmental policies, from Jim Crow laws to redlining, how various white terrorist organizations have pillaged and destroyed black capital, businesses, infrastructure and economic advancement simultaneously alongside these policies, and how even today the United States government refuses to acknowledge or repay the descendants of those directly affected 🤗🤞.

  14. Can you make video about Abraham Lincoln: the president of the United States of America Abraham was 1809 February 12th

  15. English traitor. His English ancestors would be turning in their graves if they knew how he rebelled against the mother country.

  16. Simple History Can you please do “Abraham Lincoln (Sunday, February 12, 1809-Saturday, April 15, 1865)”?

  17. As a Native Filipino (Waray)….

    THIS MAN IS MORE BETTER THAN OTHER PRESIDENTS!!!!!! SPANISH AMERICAN WAR NEEDS GEORGE WASHINGTON!!!!!!

  18. This is how the first presidential congress on how to become president. But why other leaders or people didn't elect that time. Do Americans that time only rely on smart and powerful person?

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