First of all, I am greatly honored for having been given the opportunity to talk about one of the most outstanding and extraordinary leaders of all times, George Washington. He was noted to have been born on the 22nd of February, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. His popularity has been known to have emerged from his exemplary achievements as the very first president of the United States of America from 1789 to 1797. Prior to that legendary accolade, he was noted to have selflessly served as a military soldier in the capacity of a general and commander-in-chief during the tumultuous American Revolution in the mid-1770s, a time when the manner of sending messages was through telegraph; rather than the spy-proof BlackBerry that President Barack Obama is using.
The short speech that I am entrusted to deliver could not possibly contain the voluminous achievements that George Washington had evidently fulfilled. The limited time frame within which I am supposed to fit his monumental accomplishments in life would unjustly mention only the apparent tip of the iceberg. Suppose it to say that George Washington was duly remembered as the father of a great nation, an exemplary military leader, and that he was so favored that had served two terms as president of America, despite his salary being only $25,000 as revealed by the historical pages from the National Park Service.
One of the most famous words attributed to George Washington was “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action”, which was noted in the United States history to have been written during the drafting of the drafting of the constitution in January 7, 1790. These words reverberate today, as the lesson still applies in contemporary times. His death on the 14th of December, 1799 left a deep void from losing a great leader and the first father of a powerful nation.
Drafting the Constitution. US History.com. 2013. Web. March 8, 2013.
George Washington: Did You Know? National Park Service. N.d. Web. March 8, 2013.