George Washington (February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799) Military who was the first President of the United States (1789-1797) and commander in chief of the Continental Army of the revolutionary forces in the War of Independence of the United States (1775-1783).
Washington began to win trophies, arming troops of Virginia (United States) to support the British Empire during the French and Indian War (1754-1763), a conflict that he inadvertently helped start. After leading the American victory in the Revolutionary War, he resigned his military posts and returned to life planter, an act that brought him even more popularity. In 1787, he presided over the Philadelphia Convention outlining the Constitution of the United States of America and in 1789 was elected unanimously as the first President of the United States. His two terms of government established many policies and traditions that exist to this day. Before the end of his term in office, Washington again retired to civilian life, setting an important precedent for peaceful change of government that has set an example not only in the US but also in other future republics.
In 1793 he founded the new federal capital, Washington named in his honor, although the presidential residence would not move there until the time of his successor in office, John Adams. Washington resigned voluntarily to be elected to a third term (for which there would have been without support), considering that the perpetuation of a president in office would be detrimental to the constitutional system of freedoms; That set up a custom broken only by Franklin D. Roosevelt.