George Washington (1732 – 1799) was the first President of the United States of America serving from 1789 to 1797 who was the dominant military and political leader of the United States from 1775 to 1799. He led the American victory over Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army from 1775 to 1783 and presided over the writing of the Constitution in 1787. George Washington became the first President by unanimous choice and oversaw the creation of a strong well-financed national government that maintained neutrality in the wars raging in Europe. His leadership style established many forms and rituals of government that have been used since such as using a cabinet system and delivering an inaugural address. George Washington was a member of what is universally regarded as the Founding Fathers of the United States of America.
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