George Washington became a central figure in the struggle for American independence and democracy. He was a skilled and strict military leader during the heroic and bloody events of 1775-1783. At the end of the war, he became a political leader on the territory of the legendary Thirteen Colonies, which were destined to become the first federal state in the history of civilization. Today, in the United States, George Washington still belongs to the iconic historical figures.
On April, 30, 1789, Washington was elected the first president of the USA by unanimous decision of the Electoral College states, and in 1892 he took the post for the second time. In the process of governance, he surrounded himself with the most outstanding figures of science, economics and politics of the time, which made it possible to form a correct course of development and set an example for followers to comply with the rules of the US Constitution. Washington has tried to legalize the rights of US citizens so they could resist despotism in the future. On September 25, 1789 on his initiative, the Bill of Rights was adopted the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution.
Washington has also initiated a construction of a new city, where federal government was to stay. The special District Columbia was created between the states of Maryland and Virginia. The location of a new capital was not chosen by chance, this place was between the North and the South who had different views on politics.
President Washington’s foreign policy was expressed in the triad of unity, security and prosperity. The President remained the guarantor of the unity of the nation, the Constitution and security. The President personally loved taking eminent guests of the United States from Europe. But he trusted conducting foreign policy to the Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson, who was in the years of the revolution ambassador to France and had a reputation Francophile.
When in 1793 another war started between France and England, President Washington chose a policy of neutrality to maintain trade relations with both countries. Gradually the U.S. were drawn into an undeclared war with France, where the director conducted anti-American policy. In the second half of the 1790s Adams managed to keep the United States out of the war against France.
As if anticipating his death on September 20, 1796 Washington published a farewell to the nation. Washington asked Americans not tend to despotism, and the main principles of a stable and prosperous state he called the principles of religion and morality, he also asked future generations to maintain harmony and peace with other nations.
George Washington became a central figure in the struggle for American independence and democracy. He was a skilled and strict military leader during the heroic and bloody events of 1775-1783. At the end of the war, he became a political leader on the territory of the legendary Thirteen Colonies, which were destined to become the first federal state in the history of civilization.