Little-Known Facts About George Washington
George Washington is best known as the first president of the United States. However, there is much more about him that you may not know. For instance, do you know why no one will ever outrank Washington in the U.S. Army? In 1976, he was posthumously promoted to General of the Armies of the United States, the highest rank possible.
While Washington is known as a strong, fearless leader, you may not know that he suffered from terrible dental pain throughout his adult life. This is why you rarely see him smiling in pictures. The pain made it difficult for him to speak and required him to wear dentures, which were often ill-fitting and uncomfortable.
George Washington is known as a man of the highest moral character. Read the list of 110 Rules of Civility that he copied at school when he was around 16 years old. You will find this and other useful historical information about our first president at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, mountvernon.org/george-washington.
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