This informative post will be posted on Saturday along with my usual writing. You are invited to participate with the opening question.
Brain Teaser Question
What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, and has a bed but never sleeps?
(answer found at the end of this post)
Many Americans know some facts about the first President of the United States, George Washington. Here are a few to note.
Before becoming a soldier and military leader, he spent some of his younger years as a surveyor. He was home schooled on the family plantation in Westmoreland County in the Colony of Virginia. This was quite common for youth growing up in many of the southern colonies.
Here are some lesser known facts about “The Father of His Country.” Prior to being elected President, Washington presided over the Constitutional Convention which crafted the iconic American Constitution, which is still used to this day.
Few people can remember which political party he was affiliated with during his time as President. Washington was the only President to never be tied to a specific political party.
In his farewell address at the end of his second term in office, President Washington expressed his disdain for political parties. He felt that the young country should function without them. His words from this speech spoke with the following vision:
“[The spirit of party] serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection.”
Answer to Brain Teaser Question