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