George Washington is best known for setting the precedent of a two-term limit for American presidents, but he created other patterns later presidents followed as well. For example, he carefully organized his day so he co... More »

One of the most lauded precedents set by George Washington's presidency is his decision to choose the title of president of the United States. Washington instilled the idea that the president is an executive, not a monar... More »

In a court of law, a precedent is important because it gives the judges a base guideline to work from when deciding the outcome of a case. Many of the precedents laid down for the courts to follow have been around for ov... More »

George Washington, who lived from Feb. 22, 1732 to Dec. 14, 1799, was the first president of the United States, the leader of the Continental army and a surveyor. He was born in Westmoreland Country, Virginia and died in... More »

George Washington was born on Feb. 22, 1732. His place of birth was Westmoreland County, Virginia, at his father Augustine Washington's plantation near Pope's Creek. More » History Modern History US History

George Washington was born in 1732 and began his surveying career at 17. He fought for the British in the French and Indian War, first held elected office in 1758, and commanded the Continental Army against the British f... More »

Washington was elected president in a unanimous vote held by the newly formed Electoral College; he took his oath of office in 1789 and established various precedents that would remain influential for future presidents. ... More »