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George Washington: The Founding Father of the US Constitution

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George Washington: The Founding Father of the US Constitution

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Apr 26, 2016
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Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of George Washington in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of George Washington. Recognised as one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, George Washington was the country’s first president and his actions have shaped its fate ever since. From the Seven Years’ War against the French to the definition of American protectionism, right up to the development of the Constitution and the creation of US federal institutions, he laid the foundations for the values and identity of the country that are still in force today. 

In just 50 minutes you will:
   • Understand more about the political, economic and social context of George Washington’s time
   • Learn more about the life of the first American president and why he was elected
   • Analyse the actions taken by George Washington during his two terms in office and the impact they had on the future of the United States

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Key information

Birth: 22 February 1732 in Pope’s Creek (Virginia)

Death: 14 December 1799 in Mount Vernon (Virginia)

Political party: Leaned towards Hamiltonian federalism

Election dates:

4 February 1789, first term

13 February 1793, second term

Office term: 7 years

Main contributions:

The US Constitution

The implementation of federal power and the presidential function

Diplomatic protectionism

Introduction

George Washington, the first president of the United States, is a crucial figure. His name is known by all thanks to the federal capital which bears his name. His face is familiar from the US dollar bills and his statue on Mount Rushmore (South Dakota).

Recognized as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, he participated in the birth of a nation. From the Seven Years’ War against the French (1756-1763) and the War of Independence against the British (1775-1783), to the definition of American protectionism, the drafting of the Constitution for the creation of federal government bodies, he was at the heart of the values and identity of the country, which still benefits from his legacy today. Deeply engaged in his time, he was faced with the emergence of major issues in the history of the United States, both internal, such as relations with the Native Americans and the issue of slavery, and external, such as diplomatic policy with Europe.

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George Washington was born on 22 February 1732 in Pope’s Creek in Westmoreland Country in the state of Virginia. His father, Augustine

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