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Fun Facts About Our Nation's First President

By Angelica Cesario on Feb 19, 2018 11:30:00 AM |

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Happy Presidents’ Day! Each February, we celebrate Presidents’ Day on the third Monday of the month. The holiday was originally established to honor President George Washington’s Birthday, and commemorations of the day date back to 1778.

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George Washington is a beloved figure in our nation’s history - he was a general during the American Revolution, president of our Constitutional Convention, and was unanimously elected by the Electoral College to serve as our nation’s first president. Perhaps the most legendary and significant figure in our nation’s history, we wondered what other fun facts we could find about our founding father. Here’s what we discovered:

Washington was a fascinating and complex man of many interests, and was one of the leaders and developers of our democracy. So today, in honor of him and all of our Presidents, let’s celebrate our nation’s history!

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Angelica Cesario

Written by Angelica Cesario

Angelica is a Program Attorney with Lawline. She graduated cum laude from Amherst College in 2008 and holds a B.A. in Women's and Gender Studies and a Certificate in Latino and Latin American Studies. She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2013 and is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey. Before joining Lawline, Angelica worked as a labor & employment litigation attorney. Outside of work, Angelica mentors a bright and funny high school student and serves on the Board of Directors of the TEAK Fellowship. During her free time, Angelica loves to read, try new foods, and spend time with her wife, daughter, and her dog, Scotty.
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