U.S. Presidents

George Washington

Who was George Washington?

George Washington was the first president of the United States.

He served two terms as president. A term is four years long.

Washington was president from April 30, 1789, to March 4, 1797.

What political party did George Washington belong to?

George Washington did not have a political party.

When was George Washington born?

George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

At the time, Virginia was a colony of Great Britain.

When did George Washington die?

George Washington died on December 14, 1799. He died at Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon was his home in Virginia.

Who was George Washington's Vice President?

John Adams was George Washington’s vice president.

Adams was the first vice president of the United States. After Washington left the presidency, Adams was elected president. Many vice presidents have gone on to become president.

Who was George Washington's First Lady?

Martha Dandridge Custis Washington was the First Lady to George Washington. At the time, the title of “First Lady” had not been invented yet.

She died in 1802. George and Martha Washington are buried together at Mount Vernon.

What did George Washington achieve as president?

Washington set the example for all the presidents that came after him. Later presidents admire him as a great leader.

Washington helped to set up the United States government. He created a cabinet. This is a group of experts that gives advice to the president.

Did you know?

Before he was president, George Washington was a mapmaker, farmer, and soldier.

Washington was commander-in-chief, or leader of the army, during the American Revolution. Washington led the Americans to victory against Great Britain. The victory made the United States its own country.

George Washington’s face is on the one dollar bill and the quarter.
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