1775 to 1783, Washington served two terms as the first United States president. Ordering General Washington, Congress wanted him to take command of the continental Army besieging the British in Boston. Despite having little practical experience in managing large, conventional armies, Washington was still proven capable and resilient to become a leader in the American forces.
Seven miles from Pennsylvania, Howe took his army containing 9,000 troops. Improving to 11,000 troops, Washington decided to attack similar to the way he attacked in the battle of Trenton on December 1776. October 3 right when the night fallen, four American columns had begun a sixteen mile hike in the general direction towards Germantown. Out of 11,000 American troops, 152 men were killed and 521 wounded. Out of 9,000 British troops 71 men were killed and 448 wounded.
From 1789 to 1797, Washington served eight years as the president of the United States. Serving two terms, Washington served his first term from 1789 to 1793, and the second term he served from 1793 to 1797. During the first term he was occupied with organizing the executive branch of the new government and to start an administrative method that would make it possible for the government to operate with the energy and efficiency. Washington thought these were critical to the republic’s future. Commander of the Continental Army, Washington was also president …show more content…
Washington lived from February 22, 1732 to December 14, 1799. Washington is one of the most well known presidents of the United States. For example, Washington was known for being the first president of the United States and for his time as a general in the battles of The Revolutionary war, the French and Indian war, and the battle of Germantown. He is very well known for being in most of the history textbooks we use today and for being one of our four founding fathers. He is also known for having his face on the one, United States, American dollar