In his , Washington confessed that he was unpracticed in the duties of civil administration; however, he was one of the most able administrators ever to serve as President.
I would be willing to bet that when Mrs.
It is important to understand that American colonists were proud to be loyal subjects of the Crown, but they bristled at the English attitude that colonists were mere provincials who had achieved status by means of commercial wealth and not birth.
President Washington was elected unanimously by the Electoral College in 1789 as the nation's first president.
When he joined the army, he began to learn very quickly what battle was like, and what was important in crucial moments.
Although this was a frustrating assignment, it provided him with experience in commanding troops through an arduous campaign.