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George Washington by Balddog4 George Washington by Balddog4
George Washington was the best President in history. He set the standards that the other presidents need to follow. Not only was he a great leader for a great country, he lead the army for said country. He was one of Americas Founding Fathers. He signed the Declaration of Independence. He knew the risk of signing the Declaration as well of everyone who sign it. That's why he is one of my favorite presidents.
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bearchipsandships123 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Col. Patrick Ferguson, British Army 
Patrick Ferguson was a leading developer of breech loading firearms. The Ferguson Rifle was considered at the time to be one of the most deadly weapons in the British inventory. Ferguson's second claim to fame was the "Shot Never Taken." As a Major, Ferguson found himself in position to make a shot on an unidentified Continental officer near Germantown Pennsylvania. When the man turned away at approximately 125 yards, the good major chose not to shoot him in the back. That man turned out to be none other than General George Washington. Had Ferguson taken the shot one can assume that the entire history of what is today the United States would have been affected. Recall it was Washington who turned down the offer to be King of the Colonies after the successful resolution of the War for Independence. Had he not been in charge of the Colonial forces, not only would the outcome of the war have been in question, but so would the very nature of the Republic which rose from that conflict. Ironically, Patrick Ferguson was later killed on 7 October of 1780 when a member of Morgan's Kentucky Riflemen shot him at approximately 450 yards. As a result, Ferguson's unit surrendered which forced Gen. Cornwallis to abandon his invasion of North Carolina. The loss was doubly hurtful to the British cause, since they had lost one of their premier weapons designers.

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FidgeyTova Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Couldn't agree more!  He was given a near impossible task, leading the colonies against the most powerful nation at the time and did it all for his love of country, when all he wanted was to be at Mount Vernon.  If only we had another George Washington now...
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adventure-art Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
HI, please excuse the "shit general" comment below.
 Washington kept the army together for 8 years ,his men loved him and he led from the front.
Washington was a "class" act. ;)
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Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
he was a good president, however he was a shit general 
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hornsofhattin Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Well, it's kind of hard not to say he was the greatest President in the 1700s considering only he and Adams were the only Presidents in the history of man during the 1700s.  As for greatest general at the time, I must unfortunately say that I think either Bonaparte even while he was young or Frederick the Great would easily have claimed that title.
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Warsie Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fun fact: his generalship was pretty....ineffective. He had to keep his militia from retreating all down New York for a period of time. Simon Bolivar was about the same though, only Bolivar did not unite the colonies unfortunately...
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well considering he was only one of a two presidents in the entire 1700s, that's not very impressive. Makes more sense to say he was one of the greatest generals and presidents we've ever had, which is absolutely true.
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cheesetothepower Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Wait, Washington didn't sign the Declaration of Independence. He was to busy running an army. It was the constitution he signed.
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Balddog4 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Oh, well if George Washington was there he would diffently have signed it. I thought he signed it which is why I said he did. I just haven't change the info. Too lazy.
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MarcusCrassus Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Very true!
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