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  1. 1. George Washington<br />By: Mr. Rob Diedrich<br />EDU 290<br /><br />
  2. 2. Who was President George Washington?<br />George Washington was born on February 22, 1732.<br />Born in 1732 into a Virginia planter family, he learned the morals, manners, and body of knowledge which was standard for an 18th century Virginia gentleman. <br />He pursued two intertwined interests: military arts and western expansion.<br /><br />
  3. 3. Washington’s Childhood<br />George was the first child of Augustine Washington and his wife Mary Ball Washington. <br />He was born on their Pope’s Creek estate in Westmoreland, Virginia. <br />His Father was very wealthy. George would have been raised with the greatest education.<br />
  4. 4. Washington as a Young Soldier<br />By 1754, Washington had become lieutenant colonel and fought in the first skirmishes of the French and Indian War.<br />In a legendary story Washington escaped four bullets which went through his coat, but he was unharmed. <br /><br />
  5. 5. Washington as an American Rebel<br />In the time between the French and Indian War and the American Revolution Washington spent his time as a farmer near Mount Vernon.<br />He like other planters of this time had many issues British merchants and regulations.<br />Washington was known for his resistance against the Mother country’s oppression. <br /><br />
  6. 6. Washington as a Commander<br />When the Second Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia in May 1775, Washington, one of the Virginia delegates, was elected Commander in Chief of the Continental Army.<br />On July 3, 1775, at Cambridge, Massachusetts, he took command of his ill-trained troops and embarked upon a war that was to last six grueling years.<br /><br />
  7. 7. Washington and the Constitution<br />Washington was crucial in the steps leading to the Constitutional Convention at Philadelphia in 1787.<br />When the new Constitution was ratified, the Electoral College unanimously elected Washington President.<br /><br />
  8. 8. How he felt about the Constitution<br />Washington was one of the first to recognize that the articles were flawed, so he pushed for the constitution.<br />He believed strongly that states rights and the protection of such rights were of upmost importance to the new government.<br /><br />
  9. 9. Washington During the French Revolution <br />When the French Revolution broke out under Washington’s Presidency he was faced with a serious turning point.<br />Thomas Jefferson the Secretary of State was very French biased and Alexander Hamilton the Secretary of Treasury favored the British.<br />Very famously Washington took the middle ground and refused to back either side in their war. <br />
  10. 10. America’s 1st President<br />George Washington was elected unanimously in 1789 and again in the 1792. <br />To this day he is the only President to receive 100% of the electoral college votes. <br />John Adams took the role of Vice President.<br />
  11. 11. Washington’s Fears<br />President Washington was very against the two party system because he believed that it would create a government with extreme right and left views.<br />In Washington’s farewell speech he addressed these concerns and urged that long term alliances would be a huge mistake.<br />
  12. 12. Famous Quotes<br />Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.<br />Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.<br />Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder. <br />
  13. 13. Famous Quotes<br />Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.<br />I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery. <br />
  14. 14. Washington’s Death<br />He died of a throat infection December 14, 1799. For months the Nation mourned him.<br /><br />
  15. 15. Work Citied<br /><br /><br /><br />