Why is George Washington famous?

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George Washington was the Commander-in-chief of the Continental Army of the American Revolutionary War which was held from 1775 to 1783. He was the first President of the United States. He was unanimously elected as President twice between the years 1789 to 1797. Mr. George Washington began his political life in the year 1758. In this year he was elected to the House of Burgesses at Virginia. The American colonists had heavy taxes imposed on them by the British in order to pay back for the Indian and French wars. Hence, the colonists revolted against the British, and they  gained independence in the year 1776. At this time, General George Washington led the colonists who were fighting patriotically who were not trained properly for the war, not paid properly, neglected by the British, and were not equipped sufficiently.

It was the excellent planning of George Washington and the valuable help from the French that had helped the American colonists to win the war against the British in the year 1781 after several battles that ended with much bloodshed. Therefore, his part in American Independence is very peculiar.

He was the participant of another important event held in 1787. George Washington was the presiding officer for the Constitutional convention held in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia. At this meeting, the U.S. Constitution was written. At the time of the Presidency of George Washington, the Bill of Rights was passed in the year 1791. This Bill of Rights at that time included the ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and it referred to the confirmation of the rights of the American people. The special rumor about the teeth of Washington was that he had false teeth prepared from hippopotamus ivory. After his death in the year 1799, the country’s capital was moved to the region that is situated in between Virginia and Maryland nearby the home of Washington. This capital was named as Washington, District of Columbia in the honor of him.

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