Essay on George Washington Biography

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George Washington was born February 22, 1732. He was elected as the first president by the Electoral College unanimously in 1789. Washington is commonly called the "Father of his country" since he played a major role in fighting for independence and helped form the government we now have. Many of his leadership practices became the template for the way politics have proceeded following his terms. For example his use of a group of counselors known as a "cabinet" is still in practice today. He only served for two terms and then stepped down which became, for the most part, the accepted norm for future presidents. George Washington is associated with some folklore tales such as being widely known for admitting to his father that he chopped …show more content…
Because of these experiences and his successes later on he was appointed as the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army to fight the British in the American Revolution. Washington fought in a few wars and many battles throughout his military career to include the American Revolutionary War and the French-Indian war (or seven years war). Some of his Revolutionary war battles include the siege at Boston, Valley Forge, the Battle of Brandywine, the Surrender at Yorktown, and the Battle of Long Island among others. Washington had a lengthy military career. He demonstrated his military leadership abilities early on during the siege at Boston. At Boston he blocked land access to the town and limited British supply missions from her naval assets. He then sent a man named Henry Knox to bring heavy artillery that had been captured from the British at Fort Ticonderoga to Boston. In a very difficult mission, Knox maneuvered many of their cannons to the area surrounding Boston in January 1776. In March 1776, these cannons were used to overlook
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