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President George Washington

First President of the United States 1789-1797

George Washington was the father of his country and one of the nation’s greatest patriots and heroes. He played a pivotal role in the defining events in the founding of the United States.

In 1775, he became commander in chief of the Continental Army and was responsible for victory in the American Revolution. In 1787, he helped draft the Constitution that established the U.S. government. And in 1789, he was unanimously elected as the first President of the United States.

The 1870 3¢ George Washington stamp was one of the first stamps ever issued by the United States.