George Washington

George Washington (February 22, 1732-February 11, 1799) was America's first president. He was the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and helped in the formation of the United States as one of its Founding Fathers. His leadership as President established many Presidential precedents: the cabinet system, the inaugural address, the title Mr. President, and the two-term tradition that lasted until Franklin D. Roosevelt broke it in 1940.