George Washington was Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army and one of the founding fathers of the U.S. He presided over the convention that drafted the U.S. Constitution. He was elected president by a unanimous vote of the electors for both of his terms in office. As the first president, George Washington established traditions in our government that are still used today, such as the Cabinet system and the State of the Union address. As the first leader of the successful revolution against a colonial empire, Washington is an international icon. Prior to the Revolution, he was a surveyor and soldier. After serving as president, Washington, who was a slave owner, retired to his plantation in Virginia.
There are three separate branches of government in the United States; the legislative, executive and the judicial. The president is the head of the executive branch, the elected head of state and the commander-in-chief of the U.S. Armed Forces. The executive branch is responsible for executing and enforcing federal law, appointing heads of all executive agencies and federal commissions. The president is responsible for promoting diplomacy with other nations, issuing executive orders, signing pardons and international treaties. When legislation is passed in Congress, the president has the power to sign or veto bills. The Constitution states that the president must be a natural born citizen of the U.S., at least 35 years old, and have lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years. Elections are held every four years and the president is limited to two, four-year terms.
The George Washington biographical history mug is part of our Presidential series. The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
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