Being a president or a commander during the American Revolution would have
taken someone with patience and nerves to lead a country. The first president started
laws, which consisted of the Bill of Rights. These laws are still around today. During
this time there were a lot of battles being fought, but in the 1700s military men were not
trained as properly as they are now, so this could make fighting battles more challenging.
These are just a few examples on how George Washington lived his life. He impacted
everyone's life by helping our country gain independence throughout some states.
On April 30, 1789 Washington took office in New York. He was unanimously
elected for two terms in a row, but refused to try a third term. George was at the
Constitutional Convention that established framework for the new government.
Washington had to hold the United States together, get government working, and attract
first-rate people to run it.
He believed that it was up to him to represent all people, be
leader of the U.S., and lead all foreign affairs. One of the first problems George took up
was national defense. "To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of
preserving peace," he said.(Col) National finance was a issue because the government
under the Articles of Confederation was unable to govern largely. This was caused by
lack of power to tax. Washington settled boundary disputes, gained peace with the
Indians, and opened more forts to prepare for another war.
George Washington was general for eight of the battles fought during the
American Revolution. Washington took command of a 14,000 man army on July 3,
1775. By March 17, 1776 he had forced the British to evacuate. George then tried to
defend New York, but he...