George Washington is perhaps the most revered political figure in US history and rightfully so. He was not only a military and revolutionary hero but a man of tremendous personal integrity with a deep sense of duty, honor, and patriotism. He set multiple precedents for how the government should operate, he established the exact power a president should have as part of the government’s three branches and made it clear that the cause of liberty was greater than any single individual.
Throughout his life, George Washington had many accomplishments both political and military, accomplishments that serve as a good testament of what a great man he was. Over the next few minutes, we’ll remind ourselves of the ten biggest accomplishments of George Washington and what an effect they had on the development of the United States as a country.
10He established the US Navy
Following the Proclamation of Neutrality, American ships were no longer protected by the British and French navies, thus being prone to pirate attacks. In fact, by 1793, more than a dozen American ships had been captured or robbed by pirates, which prompted a resolution from the newly established government. In 1794, George Washington signed the Naval Act which established a permanent naval force, a force that will later become the present-day US Navy.