Chief executives of the united states of america, from george washington in 1789 through donald trump, who took office in 2017 | see more ideas about american presidents, american history and us history. George washington this is a no-brainer washington commanded the continental army and defeated the far better equipped british military during the american but the victory earned him a promotion to the rank of major general in the us army, and command over much of the southern united states. As presidents' day approaches, two preeminent historians join the enduring debate about whether george washington or abraham lincoln was america's greatest president. 207k shares george washington was a leader of the continental army in the american revolution, and was the first to become us president george washington could trace his family's presence in north america to his great- grandfather, john washington, who migrated from england to virginia. 'now he's a young man, so it's not that much, but he actually once said i'm the greatest president in the history of our country and i said 'does that include lincoln and washington' and he said 'yes,' and i said 'i love this guy' donald trump: 'i am the greatest president in the history of the united states. With john adams at his side, george washington started the country on its way to become the great and wonderful country that we call home today george washington is perhaps the single president who can truly call himself a “founding father” of the united states of america many people would've have.
Abraham lincoln was voted the best president in us history in a survey nearly 100 historians and biographers rated 43 us presidents on 10 qualities of presidential leadership notable best presidents include george washington at no 2, thomas jefferson at no 7, and barack obama at no 12. North america, usa, south dakota, keystone, black hills, mount rushmore national memorial (photo by: in the holiday spirit, we examined the best presidents ever poll by yougov, and found that ronald reagan, abraham lincoln, and george washington all placed near the top the poll, which is. Abraham lincoln remains america's best president, if the opinion of presidential historians is anything to go by in c-span's latest survey the best us presidents, as ranked by presidential historians george w bush “benefitted somewhat from the passing of the years,” moving to #33 from #36 in 2009.
George washington, commander-in-chief of the continental army and 1st president of the united states revolutionary war as commander-in-chief of the continental army and under his military and political leadership, the united states gained their official independence from great britain in 1783. The week before monday's presidents' day holiday, the latest economist/yougov poll finds americans mostly (but not entirely) looking back through history when they are asked for america's best president, and it also indicates that it's in the present that they find their worst leader donald trump and. Who was the fittest american president see which from the beginning, our presidents have represented the best and worst of us the job george washington history can't give us washington's resting heart rate, body-fat percentage, or one-rep-max bench press all we have are paintings and stories. The best movies and tv shows about presidents try to find the real human inside them — but it also helps to look the part for america's first president, george washington doesn't have too many dedicated biopics the fullest adaptation of his life is the 1984 cbs miniseries george washington, where.
Few american children are spared some malarkey about a young george washington who cannot tell a lie (which meant he sang like a canary over chopping down a cherry tree) these tales were largely invented to explain washington's integrity as an adult america's first president was not a witty intellectual or a. Even today, george washington remains one of the most important people in us history most people know him best as the first president of the united states, from 1789 to 1797 but the when george washington was sworn in as president in 1789, the idea of a truly united states was still just an idea. The congressional delay in certifying george washington's election as president only allowed more time for doubts to fester as he considered the herculean task senate to wait upon your excellency with the information of your being elected to the office of president of the united states of america” by a unanimous vote.
The greatest united states presidents in history, ranked from best to worst who's the greatest us president anyone can vote on or make their own version of this collaborative list of the men who shaped american policy - a fascinating insight into all the us presidents and how their presidencies were perceived. One of the best recent commentaries written on washington is david boaz's, “the man who would not be king” in the piece from 2006, boaz wonderfully sums up the depth of washington's immense character and what that means for liberty and america the entire commentary is worth reading but the. History, over franklin d roosevelt fan-favorite abraham lincoln also had little political experience before running for president, failing both as a businessman and a farmer, but george washington had plenty so what kind of qualifications make for a successful potus, or president of the united states. A study of historian rankings from meena bose at the united states military academy in 2003 showed little variation from different historian surveys here or click this link if you can't see the poll: who is best president ever, as ranked by historians george washington.
1 leadership / us history what made george washington a great leader the fact that washington became the first president of the united states does not automatically mean he was a great one despite these shortcomings, washington still places near or at the top of the list of great presidents even today why.
This is why, i believe, we can assert that george washington was america's supreme genius in leadership and thus became the father of our country consider this assertion in terms of his roles as the commander-in-chief of the continental army of the revolution, the president of the constitutional convention and the first. Those who set the united states on a course for greater well-being for the majority of the people should score higher, and those who inflicted during george washington's presidency, hamilton acted as what we might call “ washington's brain,” hatching plan after plan for implementing the new. Anyone who has ever found themselves short of cash at a crucial moment can sympathize with poor george washington imagine his embarrassment in april of 1789, when after learning of his election as first president of the united states, he had to borrow money in order to make the journey to new york city for his.