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20 Most Important Presidents of All Time

By on January 22, 2017
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2. George Washington

As the very first president of the United States of America, George Washington is one of the greatest national heroes that our country has ever had the fortune of harboring. He led the Continental Army as its Commander-in-Chief, and through the course of his leadership during America’s fight for independence against Great Britain, he and his forces achieved a resolute and final victory against the British at the Battle of Yorktown in 1781. After independence was won, he participated in and guided the creation of the United States Constitution and served as the nation’s first president from 1789-1797 before setting the presidential precedent of stepping down after two terms. He was a humble man and a brilliant leader who helped secure the foundations of modern America.

 



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