George Washington was the first president and one of the ‘Founding Fathers of the United States.’ He led the ‘Continental Army’ to victory against the Kingdom of Great Britain in the ‘American Revolutionary War’ and saved the nation from an impending collapse during its most crucial time. Having lost his father at the age of 11, George Washington was raised under the guardianship of his elder half-brother. At 15, he started his career as a successful surveyor, a job that made him tough, both physically and mentally, enabling him to eventually lead a grueling march to Ohio County to combat the expanding French troop. Later, as the ‘American Revolution’ began, he was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the ill-trained and ill-equipped ‘Continental Army.’ Leading his troops from the front, he won the war when his forces captured the British troops in Yorktown. Thereafter, he decided to return home to lead the life of a farmer but was persuaded to become the first president of the United States. For eight years, he governed the newly emerging country with firmness and prudence, helping to bring in stability and setting precedence. His presidency lay down the foundation of the world’s major power, making him one of the greatest presidents in American history.