Honoring George Washington

Portrait of George Washington

George Washington was the first president of the United States of America, led the army that secured the country’s independence, an act of perseverance, courage, and vision that aided in forming a republic centered on the idea of representative government. Discover the establishments named after and built to honor his contributions that … Read more

Childhood, Education and Careers of George Washington

Portrait of George

George Washington was born in Pope’s Creek Estate in Westmoreland County, Virginia, near present-day Colonial Beach on February 22, 1732. They belonged to the moderately prosperous middle-class landed gentry, primarily of English descent. Augustine Washington, his father, was a tobacco planter with several properties in various locations. He also dabbled in iron … Read more

The first lady of George Washington

Portrait of George Washington First Lady Martha Washington

Martha Dandridge Custis Washington was George Washington’s wife and the first president of the United States. Although she was the first “First Lady” of the United States, the title was not coined until after her death. Known as Lady Washington during her lifetime, Martha was a gracious hostess who entertained the president’s … Read more

The Policies of George Washington

Portrait of George Washington administration 

While George Washington became President of the United States, he almost established two crucial foreign policy rulings. He took command of negotiations with a hostile power, in this case, the Creek Nation of Native Americans, and then requested approval from Congress once they were completed. Furthermore, he dispatched American envoys to the … Read more

The Brief Biography of George Washington

Portrait of George Washington

George Washington was the Virginia plantation owner who became the United States’ first president after serving as a general and commanding officer of the colonial armies during the American Revolutionary War. He served from 1789 to 1797. Early Life and Family On February 22, 1732, George Washington was birthed in Westmoreland County, … Read more