Today is George Washington's birthday. He would be 277 if he were still alive, but he isn't so let's not go there. We Americans consider George to be the father of our country. There is good reason for this on three counts: He led the Continental Army to victory against the strongest and best equipped army on earth, he presided over the writing of the Constitution, and he served as the first president of the new United States. Without his leadership it is doubtful that the colonies would have united. Many members of the Constitutional Congress openly stated that Washington was the one and only reason they agreed to attend the Constitutional Convention. His leadership of the Continental army inspired the recruits to continue the fight when the odds were against them. As the first president he set the example for all who followed.
Without Washington there would be no United States.