Fascinating George Washington Facts


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1. George Washington left no direct descendent.
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2. George Washington is the only U.S. president to have received 100% of the electoral votes.
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3. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew marijuana on their plantations!
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4. A pair of library books were issued by George Washington and never returned. They are now 224 years overdue.
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5. According to Newsweek, 14 percent of all pre-school children think George Washington is still sitting in the oval office.
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6. George Washington never attended any school or college, he was educated as a child by his father and brother.
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7. George Washington is the first President to appear on a postage stamp.
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8. George Washington was the first president elected under the Constitution.
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9. The only person who's birthday is a legal holiday all across the U.S. is George Washington.
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10. George Washington's 2nd inaugural address was the shortest ever delivered - 135 words.
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11. Five states were added to the Union during George Washington's presidency - North Carolina (1789), Rhode Island (1790), Vermont (1791), Kentucky (1792), and Tennessee (1796).
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12. George Washington loved ice cream so much that he had two 'ice-boxes' installed at his Mount Vernon home.
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13. George Washington preferred not to shake the hands of visitors. He would bow instead.
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14. George Washington was the only president who did not live in Washington D.C.
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15. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew marijuana on their plantations.
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16. George Washington had gold, ivory, and animal teeth grillz.
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17. George Washington was the only Founding Father to free his slaves.
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18. George Washington was was the first Mason to serve as president.
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19. There were 13 stars on the United States flag when Washington became President in 1789.
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20. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were hemp farmers and preferred smoking the flower of the plant to using tobacco or alcohol.
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21. Washington DC, the nation's capital is named after George Washington.
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22. George Washington grew marijuana in his garden.

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