Greatest Leaders of All Time
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The Founding father of The United States Of America, George Washington, is till date one of the greatest leaders that we have ever seen. He led the American Revolution and later, led USA into the first few years of it’s independence as the First President of USA. He was a visionary and he had immense vision for America which has led America to become the super power it is today. His tenacity, steadfastness, his ability to make decisions during difficult times made him a great leader and he led many people to success.
George Washington (February 22, December 14, 1799) was the first President of the United States (1789–97), the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He served two terms as the first U.S. president, from 1789 to 1797. He presided over the convention that drafted the current United States Constitution and during his lifetime was called the "father of his country".
The son of a prosperous planter, Washington was raised in colonial Virginia. As a young man, he worked as a surveyor then fought in the French and Indian War (1754-63). During the American Revolution, he led the colonial forces to victory over the British and became a national hero. In 1787, he was elected president of the convention that wrote the U.S. Constitution. Two years later, Washington became America’s first president. Realizing that the way he handled the job would impact how future presidents approached the position, he handed down a legacy of strength, integrity and national purpose. Less than three years after leaving office, he died at his Virginia plantation, Mount Vernon, at age 67.
While in power, his use of national authority pursued many ends, especially the preservation of liberty, reduction of regional tensions, and promotion of a spirit of American nationalism. Upon his death, Washington was eulogized as "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen" by Henry Lee. Revered in life and in death, scholarly and public polling consistently ranks him among the top three presidents in American history; he has been depicted and remembered in monuments, currency, and other dedications through the present day.
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.-George Washington
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. -George Washington
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. -George Washington