1. Where was the nation's capital the first year of George Washington's presidency?
2. What is George Washington famously known for aside from being the first President of the United States?
He never had children of his own
He served more than two terms
He led the victory in the American Revolution
He died shortly after leaving office
3. Why did he only serve two terms?
He was sick
His wife, Martha, was sick
He didn't think the president should become too powerful like a king
He was not reelected
1. New York
2. He led the victory in the American Revolution
3. He didn't think the president should become too powerful like a king
George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He was the First President of the United States. Although our nation's capital is named after him, he never served as president in Washington D.C. In his first year as President, the capital was in New York City, then moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Washington served as president for two terms. During this time, George established many roles and traditions of the President of the United States that still stand today. George stepped down from the presidency after 8 years or two terms. He felt it was important that the president not become too powerful or rule too long, like a king. Since then, only one president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, has served more than two terms. Just a few years after leaving the office of president, Washington died from a throat infection on December 14, 1799. He was married to Martha Dandridge Washington. Martha had two children from her former marriage. George and Martha never had kids of their own. Although he was the first president of the U.S., he is also famously known for leading the Continental Army in victory over the British in the American Revolution.