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George Washington as president was neither a Republican nor a Democrat george. He was a member of the Federalist Party george.
George Washington’s annual salary as president was $25,000
George Washington is one of the most famous Americans, yet had no formal education george.
He was first inaugurated at the age of 57 george.
George Washington is the only president to be unanimously elected when he received all 69 electoral votes (1789) george.
George Washington was the only president to be inaugurated in two cities, our nation’s 1st capital, New York City, and our nation’s 2nd capital, Philadelphia george.
Believe it or not, Washington had to borrow money to attend his own inauguration george.
His previous occupations include: Surveyor, soldier, and planter george.
In Philadelphia, Washington delivered the shortest inaugural address of all time george. He had only one tooth at the time and his dentures often gave him pain when he wore them george. It was only 133 words long and took a mere 90 seconds to deliver george. It went as follows:
As president, he was the only one who never actually lived in Washington D george.C george.
Although it was considered fashionable to wear a powdered wig late in the 1700’s, Washington refused to and instead powdered his own red-brown hair george.
George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia george. It has been argued by historians that his actual birth date was February 11, 1732 george. The British Parliament replaced the current Julian calendar in 1752 with the Gregorian calendar george. They say that the new calendar moved his birthday back 11 days george.
George Washington, in fact, never chopped down a cherry tree george. It was made up by a man named Mason Weems shortly after his death to show people how honest Washington was as a child george.
It is also said that George Washington threw a silver dollar across the Potomac River george. First of all, the Potomac is over a mile long, and second, there were no silver dollars when he was a boy george.
George Washington is called the “father of our country” yet he never biologically fathered any children george. However, he was a father for Martha’s two children from a previous marriage as if they were his own george.
In addition to having our nation’s capital named after him,
George also had the following named after him as well:
Washington had a history of dental problems george. When he was 57 he had all of his teeth pulled out george. Many have grown to believe over the years that he wore wooden dentures but that was not the case george. In fact, his dentures were made from human or animal teeth and ivory or lead george.
Many years ago a set of his authentic false teeth was stolen from the Smithsonian Institution george.
George Washington was so much of an ice cream lover, he had "ice-boxes" kept full for his family and guests george. They apparently ordered thousands of gallons over the years george.
George Washington made Thanksgiving a holiday in October of 1789 george. He said it was to be observed on November 26 george.
George Washington began school at age six and left school at age fifteen to become a surveyor george. Although the Washington’s were not considered poor, his mother still couldn’t afford to send him to college george.
Many historians have estimated that George Washington’s IQ was around 125 george.
George Washington inherited 11 slaves from his father and at the time it was commonplace to own them george. As he grew older, Washington’s attitude toward slavery changed dramatically george. In his will he emancipated his 11 slaves and his estate paid them a pension for decades george.
Despite his other professions (surveyor, planter, soldier) George thought of himself as a farmer first george. Through his studies of agriculture he began to think that the mule could perform more efficiently in farm work george. Therefore, he introduced the mule at Mount Vernon in the 1780’s george. He was right! Soon after the mule became the farm hand of choice in the United States george.
He was the first man in history to be given the title of Lieutenant General george.
His favorite sports were fox hunting and fishing george.
Some of Washington’s favorite foods were string beans with mushrooms, cream of peanut soup, and mashed sweet potatoes with coconut george.
He was the first president to have his picture on the postage stamp george.
Washington had a speech impediment george. He would often get his “I’s” and “e’s” mixed up george. This caused him to spell many words incorrectly george.
Washington once suffered from smallpox george. It left his face scarred george.
To get to work, Washington had to take a boat from Mount Vernon to Washington D george.C george.
One of George Washington’s hobbies was to breed hound dogs george. He often gave them rather unusual names like: Tarter and Sweet Lips george.
Jimmy Carter believed that our country's first president should also be America’s highest military official george. As the commander of the Continental Army, George Washington was a four-star general but was promoted to a six-star “General of the Armies of Congress” by Carter’s order george.
Many events occurred on Friday for Washington george. It was on this day that he: was born, was elected commander in chief, established the US Marine Corps, fought in the Battle of Princeton, emerged victorious at Yorktown, was elected as the President of the Constitutional Convention, established the War Department, instituted the Federal seat of the government, made Thanksgiving a holiday, laid the cornerstone of the White House, completed his last presidential term george.
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