Happy Birthday President Washington!

WashingtonDid you know that President George Washington was the first President of the United States of America and was hailed the “Father of The Country” even during his lifetime? He served as President for two terms from April 30, 1789 until March 4, 1797.  

Washington is best known for “supporting Alexander Hamilton’s programs to pay off all state and national debt, to implement an effective tax system and to create a national bank.  He was also the leader of the first successful revolution against a colonial empire. He is also ranked among the top three Presidents of the United States, according to polls of both scholars and the general public”, according to Wikipedia. 

He was born on February 11, 1731.  If he were still living, how old would he be now?

George Washington’s birthday will be celebrated on Monday, which is a pupil free day.

Famous George Washington Quotes

“Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.”

“It is better to be alone than to in bad company.”

“Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe.”

“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.”

“Let your discourse with men of business be short and comprehensive.”

“It is impossible to govern the universe without the aid of a Supreme Being.”

 

 

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