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George Washington | Wikipedia audio article
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00:02:30 1 Early years (1732–1752)
00:08:04 2 Early military career (1752–1758)
00:10:14 2.1 French and Indian War
00:17:24 3 Marriage, civilian life and political beginnings (1759–1774)
00:22:38 3.1 American Revolution
00:24:44 4 Revolutionary War (1775–1783)
00:27:40 4.1 Quebec, Boston, and Long Island
00:33:08 4.2 Crossing the Delaware
00:35:52 4.3 Trenton campaign
00:38:53 4.4 Brandywine, Germantown, and Saratoga
00:41:55 4.5 Valley Forge, Monmouth, and Southern campaigns
00:45:59 4.6 Sullivan expedition and Hudson River
00:47:24 4.7 West Point espionage
00:49:33 4.8 Yorktown victory, peace treaty
00:52:43 4.9 Resignation
00:56:00 5 Early republic (1784–1789)
00:56:12 5.1 Military retirement
00:57:04 5.2 Constitutional Convention
00:59:16 5.3 First presidential election
01:00:38 6 Presidency (1789–1797)
01:04:00 6.1 Cabinet and executive departments
01:05:32 6.2 Domestic issues
01:06:56 6.2.1 National Bank
01:08:46 6.2.2 Jefferson–Hamilton feud
01:10:43 6.2.3 Whiskey Rebellion
01:12:49 6.3 Foreign affairs
01:15:03 6.4 Indian affairs
01:18:50 6.5 Second term
01:22:43 6.6 Farewell Address
01:26:02 7 Retirement (1797–1799)
01:28:35 7.1 Final days
01:32:38 8 Burial
01:34:18 9 Personal traits
01:36:19 10 Religion and the Enlightenment
01:40:16 11 Slavery
01:43:35 12 Historical reputation and legacy
01:46:33 12.1 Papers
01:47:18 12.2 Monuments and memorials
01:47:46 12.3 Postage and Currency
01:48:16 13 See also
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George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was one of the Founding Fathers and the first President of the United States (1789–1797). He commanded Patriot forces in the new nation's vital American Revolutionary War and led them to victory over the British. Washington also presided at the Constitutional Convention of 1787, which established the new federal government. For his manifold leadership he has been called the Father of His Country.Washington was born to a successful family of planters and slaveholders in colonial Virginia. He had educational opportunities and at age seventeen launched a successful career as a land surveyor. He then became a leader of the Virginia militia in the French and Indian War. During the Revolutionary War he was a delegate to the Continental Congress which unanimously appointed him commander-in-chief of the Army, leading an allied campaign to victory at the Siege of Yorktown which ended the conflict. Once victory was in hand, in 1783 he resigned as commander-in-chief, declining further authority and power out of his devotion to republicanism.
As the country's premier statesman, Washington was unanimously elected President by the Electoral College in the first two national elections. He promoted and oversaw implementation of a strong, well-financed national government, but remained impartial in the fierce rivalry between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton. When the French Revolution plunged Europe into war, Washington proclaimed a policy of neutrality while sanctioning the controversial Jay Treaty. He set numerous precedents that have endured, such as the cabinet advisory system, the inaugural address, and his acceptance of the Congressional title The President of the United States. His Farewell Address strongly warned against political partisanship, sectionalism, and involvement in foreign wars.
Washington owned slaves throughout his life from age 11, but became increasingly troubled by slavery and freed his slaves in his will. He was a member of the Anglican Church and the Freemasons, and he urged tolerance for all religions in his roles as general and President. Upon his death, he was famously eulogized as first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen. Washington has been widely memorialized by monuments, art, places, stamps, and currency, and he has been consistently ranked by scholars among the four greatest American presidents.