Interesting facts about George Washington
May 23, 2012 | In: People facts
George Washington was born in 1732(Westmoreland County, Virginia), and died in 1799(Mount Vernon, Virginia). Here’s a list of interesting thing about Washington, the man:
• Washington was the only member of Founding Fathers to free his slaves.
• He was the only president who did not live in Washington D.C.
• Only President inaugurated in 2 cities – New York and Philadelphia
• The nation’s capital, along with 1 state, 31 counties and 17 cities are named in his honor.
• As a farmer, Washington grew marijuana on his farm and promoted its growth. In the 1790s, the crop was grown mainly for its industrial value as hemp and for soil stabilization. It was many years later that the recreational and illegal use of marijuana became popular.
• As a farmer, he is credited with introducing the mule to America.
• He was the first Mason to serve as president.
• At six feet, two inches tall, and 200 pounds, he was one of our biggest presidents.
• He was the only president to win a unanimous vote of the Electoral College.
• He bred hound dogs that he treated like members of the family. He gave some of them unusual names: Tarter, True Love, and Sweet Lips.
• There were 13 stars on the United States flag when Washington became President in 1789.
• Five states were added to the Union during Washington’s presidency – North Carolina (1789), Rhode Island (1790), Vermont (1791), Kentucky (1792), and Tennessee (1796).
As you can see, there are more interesting things about George Washington, the man, than the president. So, when you vote for presidency, vote for a man, not a president.