Washington, the President

On February 4, the first Electoral College gave the U.S. Presidency to George Washington, and the Vice-Presidency to John Adams. Washington went on to serve two terms as the first United States President.  After his eight years at the head of the new Republic, Washington retired in March 1797, returning to his beloved Mount Vernon.

Today Mount Vernon remains as a legacy to the life of our first President.  He honored the call of his country but forever remained tied to his home and land overlooking the Potomac.

To Learn More About Washington, his Presidency and his Marriage to Martha Custis:

His Excellency George Washington

George Washington’s America: A Biography Through His Maps

George Washington’s Sacred Fire


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