Speaking as a non-American, he really was an extraordinary man in the context of his time. That's true of many of their founding fathers, really. The US was very lucky to have landed in the hands of Washington, Adams, and Jefferson, rather than their own version of a Robespierre or a Bonaparte.
And in 130 more years the US will lower its flags to half mast when the Queen finally passes away.
Napoleon issued that France have 10 days of national mourning when he was informed of Washington's death.
George Washington isn't actually dead; he's in Cuba with Tupac and Elvis.
Still, a nice gesture by the British Royal Navy.
He was a fascinating man and one of the fast facts I can share is that factored into inflation he was the fist billionaire president.
A great book by an awesome author is "Washington: A Life" by Ron Chernow.
> he was the fist billionaire president.
He was the only billionaire president and wealthiest one until Trump, if Trump is actually a billionaire, I didn't want to get political in here.
He was an extraordinary man. Truly America was lucky to have him.
here comes George, in control
Women dug his snuff and his gallant stroll
Probably one of the greatest statesman in the history of the world. America was truly fortunate to have this great man as it’s first President!
Everyone knows he was the first President, and how he defined the office, what’s less well known is how in his capacity as the President of the Constitution Convention, he, while maintaining total impartiality, kept the convention on track and from devolving into a brawl.
His dignity and fairness was appreciated by both the Federalists and Anti-Federalists, despite the fact that before being elected president of the convention, he made no secret of his pro-Federalist views.
I’m grateful my country honors him so and I like to believe the found fathers’ legacy still permeates in our culture and society. Though jaded, I think most of us Americans can only imagine what it would be like without our freedom.
But just 13 years later they'd be making war again.