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