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George Washington: “First in War First in Peace and First in the Hearts of his Countrymen.”. “Lighthorse” Harry Lee at Washington’s Funeral. George Washington. Admired for his character & leadership . Commanding “presence”, dignified, graceful . An expert horseman.

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George washington first in war first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen

George Washington:“First in War First in Peace and First in the Hearts of his Countrymen.”

“Lighthorse” Harry Lee at Washington’s Funeral


George washington

George Washington

  • Admired for his character &

    leadership.

  • Commanding “presence”,

    dignified, graceful.

  • An expert horseman.

  • Very different public & private persona (knew when he was “on stage.”)


George washington first in war first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen

  • Was given power but never abused it.

  • Took no pay for services to his country.

  • Knew his place in history, yet had worries and doubts and was nervous about being capable.


Appearance

Appearance

  • 6’2” 175-185 lbs.

  • Muscular, large hands & feet, long arms and legs, trim waist, large hips.

  • Large eyes, heavy brow, long face, firm chin, pale skin, red-brown hair, defective teeth.


Life before president

Life Before President

  • Commander of Armies

  • Surveyor

  • Born poor and driven to acquire wealth and status throughout his life.

  • Very concerned with proper manners and behavior, studied hard

  • Admired his half brother, Lawrence


George washington first in war first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen

Life Before President

  • Married Martha Custis, a wealthy widow.

  • Loved Mt. Vernon (his plantation); wanted to be a gentleman farmer.


Plans hopes fears

Plans, Hopes, & Fears

  • Will the people acceptme?

  • Can I unite the country and make it stable?

  • Can I keep us out of war with foreign nations?

  • What exactly is the president’s role? I’m the first and everyone is looking at me to define the role.


Inauguration in new york at federal hall

Inauguration in New York at Federal Hall

  • 57 years old, reluctant (hesitant) to be president.

  • On the 8 day trip to New York, there were huge celebrations: parades, etc. as he passed through.


George washington first in war first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen

  • He wore his “made in the U.S.A.” brown suit with white stockings

  • He was nervous- As he stood on the balcony of Federal Hall his knees shook.

  • He added the words “So help me God” to the president’s oath of office.


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