For the United States to become the Greatest Country Ever it is believed to have been divinely inspired. The reason for this belief is the way it came about.
Down through history there has never been a country like the United States. The greatest attribute of this great country is freedom.
Before the American Revolutionary War the thirteen colonies was run by England for over a hundred plus years. sentiments from being controlled by a country over an ocean 3,000 miles away, taxes, no position in the English government dictated by a king led to the American Revolutionary War.
The Declaration of Independence 1776 written by Thomas Jefferson declared our independence from England. The American Revolutionary War begins. Before the war had begun the English Parliament in 1765 imposed the Stamp Act, Washington opposed this act the first direct tax on the colonies along with others it included no representatives from the colonies.
George Washington’s began taking a leading role in the growing colonial resistance when protests against the Stamp Act (enacted in 1767) became widespread. In May 1769, A proposal, introduced by Washington was drafted calling for Virginia to boycott English goods until the Acts was repealed. In 1770 it was repealed.
The Second Continental Congress in 1775 appointed George Washington as a full General and Commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. The Continental Army fought many times in the eight year war without adequate means, but finally defeated England with the help of France.
George Washington’s was General of the Continental Army: from 1775 to 1783. And later as the new republic’s first President.
The Constitution guaranties freedom through the first Amendment. Note some of these remarkable events miraculously happened as the war progressed and acquaint the reader with surprising events of possible divine inspiration.
George Washington’s was a large well built man who always rode a white horse. England paid money to Indians and many other sharp shooters to kill him, but they never succeeded, why! This is part of this new nations miraculous creation.
The battles fought and lost some gained, it and is amazing why it lasted eight years, to long to describe here, but as recorded in history with the help of France England pulled out and relinquished its hold on this continent.
Although Washington longed for a peaceful life at Mount Vernon, the affairs of the nation continued to command his attention after the war ended. Watching with mounting discouragement as the weak union created by the Articles of Confederation had joined and united the thirteen colonies, Washington had considerable criticism of the government it established.
This weak government of the Articles of Confederation was unable to collect revenue in order to pay its debts. Washington had come to realize the Articles of Confederation needed to be replaced with laws determining the fundamental political principles of a government, a Constitution was drafted and ratified.
In 1787 He was unanimously chosen to preside over the Constitutional Convention, the job lasted four months. The new Constitution was subsequently ratified by all thirteen states. It is the Supreme Law of the United States and is the most influential legal document in existence today. The hard fought eight year war which caused England being expelled as ruling the citizens living under it, and as history has revealed brought about the beginning of a new republic and its people governed by this great document, the Constitution.
Washington was elected as the first president by unanimous choice in 1788, and he served two terms in office, four starting in 1789 and four starting in 1793. He is universally regarded as the “father of this country.”
Congress offered him a position as a monarch, but he refused noting his opposition to dictatorship, his commitment was to American republicanism and his two terms as president has served as a standard since for future presidents.
In his leadership as president much he had initiated in his administration is used since, such as using a cabinet system and delivering an inaugural address. Washington following his death in 1799 freed all his slaves. Slavery as allowed in the thirteen colonies was never publicly challenged by Washington possibly because he wanted to avoid provoking a huge and challenging disagreement in this new republic over so contested an issue.
The capital of the United States, is named for him, Washington, D.C., and the state of Washington on the nation’s Pacific Coast. There are so many schools and other facilities that bear his name to this day.
Much has been discussed on George Washington’s here because of his involvement in the progression of this country becoming the greatest in the history of the world. There are books that go into much more detail on this great man than covered here, but for those viewers wanting to learn more on Washington’s biography, books as mentioned, also much can be found on the internet about him.