George Washington must have been the most reluctant boy to man to become a hero to his countrymen: as an adventurer, surveyor, statesman, general, president or renowned distiller of his still famous bourbon recipe - George Washington's “White Dog”.
When looking at the life of this great American one begins to wonder if God above set him aside as a man of his times and one as an example for the ages. I ask you how many teenage boys ever put together a book much less one on rules for civility. He surveyed one Virginia’s natural wonders at Natural Bridge as a teenager as well.
It could easily be argued that without George Washington not only would the colonies have lost the war for independence; they would not have been able to keep an army together to defend this new nation. He then goes on to keep these new United States of America from becoming just one more Monarchy vs an elected and term limited presidency.
George Washington really desired one thing during his entire life. He wanted to live with his wonderful wife Martha and develop Mount Vernon on the Potomac River into their home and a thriving plantation. Something he rarely was given the chance to pursue as history continuously beckoned George Washington - the reluctant Hero.
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