Discover more about George Washington and Mount Vernon with this collection of primary source documents from the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association and others. Visit a recreation of the Temple of Virtue where Washington gave his Newburgh Address, and tour reconstruction's of the cabin's the Continental Army's soldiers lived in during their time at the Newburgh cantonment. The Newburgh Conspiracy was a plan by Continental Army officers to challenge the authority of the Confederation Congress, arising from their frustration with Congress's long-standing inability to meet its financial obligations to the military. By early , widespread unrest had created an atmosphere ripe for mutiny. In the end, however, George Washington defused the situation with an eloquent, personal plea to his officers to remain loyal to Congress, in the process perhaps saving the fate of the American Revolution. Without the power to tax under the Articles of Confederation, Congress relied on irregular, voluntary payments from the states known as requisitions to raise revenue.
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George Washington February 22, [b] [c] — December 14 , was an American political leader, military general, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first president of the United States from to Previously, he led Patriot forces to victory in the nation's War for Independence. He presided at the Constitutional Convention of which established the U. Constitution and a federal government. Washington has been called the " Father of His Country " for his manifold leadership in the formative days of the new nation. Washington received his initial military training and command with the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War.
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George Washington served as commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution — , as president of the United States Constitutional Convention , and as first president of the United States — Born to a family of middling wealth, Washington's formal education ended when he was about fifteen. Thanks to his half-brother's marriage into the wealthy Fairfax family, Washington acquired social polish, a taste for aristocratic living, and connections to Virginia 's political elite. Long months on the frontier as a surveyor toughened the young Washington, preparing him for service in Virginia's militia during the French and Indian War — He held positions of command at a remarkably young age.
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