Sunday, April 29, 2012

This Day in History April 30, 1789

I wish this guy were still around.  I definitely think I would vote for him!  On this date in 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as our first president!  He was the only president who was elected unanimously.  That always amazes me.  I didn't realize he was actually inaugurated twice, but this was the first inauguration.

Throughout my historical studies, I am amazed at the wide variety of information out there.  I was taught that Washington was a prideful man, and some will claim that he was not a true follower of God.  They will call him a deist.  I do not know everything about this first president.  Perhaps he had a problem with pride--who doesn't?  I am not here to judge his belief in God.  What I do know is that he was our first president, and he was a fine leader.  We would not be the country we are today had it not been for him.  God put him in place, no matter what you believe.

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  1. Cool! I forgot that this was today. I'm kinda a George Washington fanatic and wrote a 40+ page paper on him in high school. Personally from all that I've read he seemed humble rather than prideful. I'm not gonna pretend I was there and knew his every thought, but who doesn't struggle w/ pride at some point? I think if it had been a huge issue in his life he probably wouldn't have been so well liked and the vote most likely wouldn't have been unanimous. At least that's my opinion!

  2. Very neat! Thanks for sharing this!


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