Tuesday, January 04, 2005

George Washington

George Washington. This is a short biography of the first American President under the Constitution. Several individuals were technically President of the United States under the Articles of Confederation but few serious historians really consider them to have been President as the role was largely ceremonially.

From the site:

George Washington (February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799) was the first (1789 - 1797) President of the United States of America and is recognized by Americans as "The Father of His Country." (The earliest known image in which Washington is identified as such is on the cover of the circa 1778 Pennsylvania German almanac, Lancaster: Gedruckt bey Francis Bailey . This identifies Washington as "Landes Vater" or Father of the Land .)

George Washington's birthday is celebrated on February 22 using the Gregorian calendar, but under the Julian calendar, which was in use throughout Britain and its colonies at the time of this birth, he was born on February 11.

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