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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 and was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He served as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and later presided over the 1787 convention that drafted the United States Constitution. As a driving force behind the nation's establishment he came to be known as the "father of the country," both during his lifetime and to this day.

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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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