George Washington Alina Voronenko 4(2)
Personal details Born February 22, 1732Westmoreland, Virginia, British AmericaDied December 14, 1799 (aged 67)Mount Vernon, Virginia, U.S.Resting place Washington Family TombMount Vernon, Virginia
Washington was elected president as the unanimous choice of the 69 electors in 1788, and he served two terms in office.
Since 1847, one of the defining hallmarks of a U.S. President is his appearance on U.S. currency and postage. George Washington appears on contemporary U.S. currency, including the one-dollar bill and the U.S. quarter dollar. On U.S. postage stamps Washington, along with Benjamin Franklin, appeared on the nation's first postage stamps in 1847. Throughout U.S. postal history Washington appears on many postage issues, more than all other presidents combined.
Washington's retirement to Mount Vernon was short-lived. He made an exploratory trip to the western frontier in 1784, was persuaded to attend the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787, and was unanimously elected president of the Convention. He participated little in the debates, but his high prestige maintained collegiality and kept the delegates at their labors. The delegates designed the presidency with Washington in mind, and allowed him to define the office once elected. After the Convention, his support convinced many to vote for ratification; the new Constitution was ratified by all thirteen states.
A mezzotint of Martha Washington, based on a 1757 portrait by Wollaston The Washington Family by Edward Savage, painted between 1789 and 1796, shows (from left to right): George Washington Parke Custis, George Washington,Eleanor Parke Custis, Martha Washington, and an enslaved servant: probably William Lee or Christopher Sheels.
Battles/wars Presidency (1789–1797)
Washington's map, accompanying his Journal to the Ohio (1753–1754). Washington's Farewell Address (September 19, 1796)
Stained glass window of Washington kneeling in prayer, Capitol Prayer Room, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C. Washington Monument The George Washington Masonic National Memorial,Alexandria, Virginia
Lieutenant General George Washington
oak on the Washington`s grave