George Washington : The American Of American National History

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George Washington stands at the origins of American national history. Many Americans call him “the father of our country”. Washington commanded the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War. He led the American colonists to freedom from British rule. He headed the convention that created the U.S. Constitution, as president of the republic Washington has created a basis for a federal government in which the Americans were able to find their national agreement. Despite his accomplishments as a general, political leader, businessman, and emancipator, Washington can also be defined as a family man. After marriage with Martha Dandridge Custis, he raised her two children as his very own. George Washington loved the country and its people. The country, also, loved him and respected. James Russell Lowell, an American romantic poet, wrote about Washington next:
“Soldier and statesman, rarest unison;
High-poised example of great duties done
Simply as breathing, a world 's honors worn
As life 's indifferent gifts to all men born” (Harrington 49).
George Washington was a man of an extraordinary abilities, he left the trace in the history of the USA as a great man, as genius leader of army and as first president.

G. Washington as a Person.
George Washington was a son of an ambitious colonial entrepreneur, Augustine Washington and Mary Ball. He was born at Bridges Creek, in Westmoreland County, Virginia on February 22, 1732. George’s childhood was dominated by his formidable mother, who…
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