George Washington lost seven notable battles in his career. He lost more battles than he won, but he still has a reputation as one of America's strongest leaders. More »

After the British defeated Washington at the Battle of White Plains, Major General William Howe wanted to secure the last strong garrison the Americans had on Manhattan. A colonial deserter gave the British command drawi... More » History Modern History US History

George Washington became a hero due to his role as commander in chief of the Continental Army. Congress assigned him this position in 1775, and his leadership helped the army defeat the British in the American Revolution... More »

George Washington was a farmer, surveyor and soldier who, as commander in chief of the Continental Army, defeated the British in the Revolutionary War and, as a private citizen, became the first president of the United S... More »

George Washington passed the first naturalization law of the United States, the first copyright law and a law that established the U.S. capital in the District of Columbia, along the Potomac River. Washington passed all ... More »

The full name of the first president of the United States is George Washington; he had no middle name. He was born on Feb. 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, and died on Dec. 14, 1799, in Mount Vernon, Virginia. More »

George Washington's best friend was General Henry Knox, whom he met during his service in the Revolutionary War. Knox became Washington's Secretary of War in 1789. Washington said of Knox, "There is no man in the United ... More »