"George Washington" was the first President of the United States (1789–1797), the Commander-in-Chief#United States/Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the United States Constitution, which replaced the Articles of Confederation and remains the supreme law of the land.
Washington was unanimously elected President by the Electoral College (United States)/electors in both the United States presidential election, 1788–1789/1788–1789 and United States presidential election, 1792/1792 elections. He oversaw the creation of a strong, well-financed national government that maintained neutrality in the French Revolutionary Wars, suppressed the Whiskey Rebellion, and won acceptance among Americans of all types. Washington established many forms in government still used today, such as the United States Cabinet/cabinet system and United States presidential inauguration/inaugural address. His retirement after two terms and the peaceful transition from his presidency to that of John Adams established a tradition that continued up until Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected to a third term. Washington has been widely hailed as the "Father of the Nation/father of his country" even during his lifetime.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous presidents! More George Washington on Wikipedia.