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George Washington

George Washington (February 22, 1732 – , 1799) was an American statesman and soldier who served as the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797. As one of the leading Patriots, he was among the new nation's Founding Fathers and served as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He presided over the 1787 Constitutional Convention. He also came to be known as the "Father of His Country."

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Did you know George Washington's teeth were made out of Hippopotamus teeth? In fact, at the tie of his inauguration, he only had one tooth left. These are what's left of them in a museum.

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Joseph Ellis has written a truly worthwhile biography that is a fascinating contribution to a life many know little about. George Washington lives and breathes as an upstanding, resourceful and remarkable gentleman - beyond all the myth.

Contributed by Lori Jones

Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed III will feature an alternate history campaign that explores the very real possibility of what might have happened had George Washington had abandoned democracy in order to seize absolute power as president to become King George I

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