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Carol Bainbridge

Happy Birthday, George Washington!

By February 21, 2013

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February 22 is George Washington's birthday.  He was born on this day in 1732. Like many of America's Founding Fathers, Washington is one of my favorite historical figures. He was a humble and honorable man, who not only willingly gave up power, but set a precedent that American presidents followed up to FDR.

Initially, there were no terms limits for a president, so Washington could have run for a third term.  He didn't.  Mindful of his place in history and of precedents he would be setting, he voluntarily gave up power after two terms as president.

So happy birthday, General Washington - and thank you!

If you would like your child to learn more about Washington, check out these Washington biographies for kids.
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