FROM GEN­ERAL TO PRES­I­DENT

History Revealed - - AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR -

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

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