Our nation’s first president, was independent, even though he sided more with the Federalists than the Democrat-Republicans.
Washington had the desire to retire after one term instead of two terms. A major reason he stayed in politics was because two of his cabinet members Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton had such polarizing politics that they risked dividing the country without someone they respected to tone down their war of politics.
While not nearly as famous as his son Robert E. Lee, Henry Lee III was a notable military commander and politician in his own right. He even had the power to give out an official eulogy during George Washington’s funeral where he said “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts ofContinue reading “Fun Fact: The Man Who Gave The Eulogy For George Washington”
George Washington had a few pets, among them was a greyhound named Cornwallis after his old military rival/enemy General Cornwallis.
When Washington crossed the Delaware River he had several people in his army that would later have key roles in the new American government. One of his soldiers was James Monore, who would later become President of the United States too.