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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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TheHobbitArt Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
TRUTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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bearchipsandships123 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional 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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CapitalismIsLiberty Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Change in the 1700s to EVER!
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2wingo Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
He also had the coolest nickname. The Iroquois called him "Town-Destroyer" because of his fierce temper.
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Warsie Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no, they named him that because he BURNED DOWN THEIR TOWNS.
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Balddog4 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
I don't know that. I guess what they say is true. You do learn something new everyday.
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Tohokari-Steel Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
I think this song should be played with this poster:

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DragonSoliloquy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
George Washington hunted zombies and Abe Lincoln killed vampires. :lol:

Washington was a great President. The only president to have a state named after him. But I think every era has it's good presidents and it's bad presidents.
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misteryA555 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
I personally think Lincoln
was the best president
But George Washington
was one of the greatest
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Balddog4 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
I agree. But Both George Wshingtom and Lincoln were the best president for their time period.
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misteryA555 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
That's true
I wish we could have another
Great President who wants whats best
For our country
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Balddog4 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
I know. Me too.
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misteryA555 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
I wish I choose
who was in government
This country would be
a lot better off
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EmmaEttineReese Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder what he would say if he saw us now *Shakes head*

Washington: *is sitting on the roof of my house in the pouring rain* I can!

Lol, it's FINALLY raining, after... I can't even remember the last time it RAINED in Des Moines.
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Tohokari-Steel Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
He's not ONE of my favorite presidents, he's my FAVORITE president. The man was a great general and was a man of GREAT character. He was offered the role of king, but turned it down because he was aware of his own flaws. He knew that getting involved in the war with Britain and post-Revolution France would be disastrous for the new nation, so he preferred to stay our and ally with the British. He made sure that his slaves would have lives to live when they were freed.

Why the presidents of the 21st century be more like this man?
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Balddog4 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
I know. And the thing is George Washington didn't want to be president in the first place. He accpted the role because everyone that lived in the Americas at the time wanted a strong leader to lead them. Since he was their leader in the war, he was a good choice to be the one to lead them as a new country. Also George Washington showed history how our presidents should act and how long they should be in office. He was the pioneer of presidents because at the time, you din't have presidents, only Kings, Queens or rulers who ruled until they died.
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Tohokari-Steel Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
That's very true. He was also respected by people outside of America. Napoleon Bonaparte, the French God of War, ordered all France to go into ten days of mourning when he heard of Washington's death.
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CryingGypsy Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you are a person after my own heart lols George Washington was/is the greatest president in the history or America.
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Tohokari-Steel Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Indeed. Everything that man touched turned to GOLD.
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CryingGypsy Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i agree with that. i have a bio on him that i am reading.
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Tohokari-Steel Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
You know a man is important when Napoleon orders all France to enter ten days of mourning upon hearing his death. Awful nice for a Megalomaniacal Midget...I love alliteration.
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CryingGypsy Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that is so true. especially napoleon lol that is very true indeed. aw General Washington how i am happy you are not alive to see your country plumish :(
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troll36 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Not just in America, but the world.



Glad to see there's still people who remember him
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Balddog4 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Me too.
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KidSapiens Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
They even gave one electoral vote to Andrew Jackson's opponent so that Washington would be the only president to be elected unanimously.
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trajan75 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
I believe it was James Monroe not Andrew Jackson, but it is true.
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Balddog4 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Huh, where did you found that piece of infomation. I'm not doubting you or anything, just curious.
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KidSapiens Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
I came across it in a book somewhere at a college library.

Don't remember the title, though.
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Balddog4 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Oh, well that's alright. It's hard to keep track of everything you have read and where it is located.
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bellyrule Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
I prefer Lincoln myself. He ended slavery in America.
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Balddog4 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
I also prefer Lincoln. But George Washington lead the American army to victory and help establish this nation. Which is why I said, "He's the best president in the 1700's."
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KWarlick Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Washington was an awesome man. I hate to be this guy, but George wasn't a signatory to the Declaration... As President of the Constitutional Convention, he did sign the Constitution however.
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Balddog4 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Ah, okay. Thanks for the info. I was going by my memories of the Declaration of Independence and I thought George Washington was there and signed it.
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Atlantean6 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
That's actually Adam Weishupt. :)
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Balddog4 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
"Adam Weishaupt?" Can you be more specific please?
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Atlantean6 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
simple, George had a long face. Adam had a short face. Adam killed Washington during the beginning of his second term and cleverly impersonated him.
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ninjadude117 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
George Washington
The Chuck Norris of the 1700s
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Balddog4 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Yes he is:D
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creativemikey Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
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AfifHashlamoun Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
captions are ment to be funny not educational -_- how dare you teach me things
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