FROM GENERAL TO PRESIDENT
In 1783, with the war won, George Washington resigned his commission and seemed content to spend his days as a farmer at his Virginia home of Mount Vernon. A quiet life was not to be. When the Constitutional Convention convened four years later, the delegates chose him to preside. Then in the first-ever election for the President of the United States, the man who kept the army fighting through years of war was unanimously elected to lead the nation in peace.
Buttons commemorating Washington’s inauguration are now worth a fortune