623 Steinbach Nutcracker George Washington
Washington (Limited Edition: 12.000)
George Washington was the very first
president of the United States (1789 — 1797) and is regarded as a
national hero even to this day. Born into an aristocratic Virginia
plantation family, he commanded the Virginia Militia in the Anglo-French
Wars over control of the Ohio region (1753 — 1758). Later, he was made
Commander-in-Chief of the newly formed American army in the war to gain
independence from England. He distinguished himself by developing a
loyal and well-trained fighting army from just a rag-tag group of men
armed with rifles. He was not a man prone to making spontaneous
decisions, but he pursued his belief in victory with dogged
determination and unshakeable conviction. In spite of numerous defeats,
he persevered courageously until, with the help of France, a victorious
conclusion to the war was made possible.
After relinquishing command of his
army, George Washington headed the Constitutional Congress in 1787 in
Philadelphia. The Constitution of the United States was drafted here and
George Washington unanimously elected as the country’s first
president. Under his direction, financial and administrative affairs of
state were put into their proper order.
In the conflict between revolutionary
France and monarchial England, America remained strictly neutral. The
USA organized itself into a federation of states. George Washington is
acknowledged as the founder of American independence and as a result, is
the most honored and revered statesman in America.
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