George Washington at Dorchester Heights, 1777 by Jane Stuart. 1918.8.1

George Washington at Dorchester Heights, 1777 by Jane Stuart. 1918.8.1

George Washington was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and served as the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He also presided over the Convention that drafted the Constitution which replaced the Articles of Confederation. Washington was elected as our nation’s first President with a unanimous vote of the 69 electors in 1788, he served two terms in office.