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George Washington
George Washington played by David Morse
Name: George Washington
Status: Deceased
Age: 67 (at death)
Date of birth: February 22, 1732
Birthplace: Westmoreland,
Virginia Colony,
British America
Date of death: December 14, 1799
Place of death: Mount Vernon, Virginia,
United States of America
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Spouse(s): Martha Dandridge Custis
Played by: David Morse
First miniseries: John Adams
Last miniseries: John Adams
Appears in: 1 miniseries, 4 Episodes

George Washington (February 22, 1732 [O.S. February 11, 1731]—December 14, 1799) was the first President of the United States of America, serving from 1789 to 1797, and dominant military and political leader of the United States from 1775 to 1799. He led the American victory over Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army from 1775 to 1783, and presided over the writing of the Constitution in 1787. Washington became the first president by unanimous choice, and oversaw the creation of a strong, well-financed national government that maintained neutrality in the wars raging in Europe, suppressed rebellion and won acceptance among Americans of all types. His leadership style established many forms and rituals of government that have been used since, such as using a cabinet system and delivering an inaugural address. Washington is universally regarded as the "Father of his country".

Behind the ScenesEdit

George Washington was portrayed by David Morse in John Adams.

DescriptionEdit

"A delegate to the first Continental Congress from Virginia. Washington was nominated to be Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army by Adams, and subsequently led the Americans to victory over the British after the long, costly struggle of the American Revolutionary War. Elected the first President of the United States, Washington set the standard for America's Chief Executive and provided an all-important symbol of unity in a time of growing political divisiveness. During his presidency, Washington often consulted Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, but to his great frustration, usually ignored Adams. He left the Presidency after two terms to return to his home at Mount Vernon."
Official description

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