Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The ultimate measure of man is not where he stands in moment of comfort, but where he stands at time of challenge and controversy.” If patriots didn’t stand strong in challenge and controversy America wouldn’t be the strongest country on the planet. One person that comes to mind when this quote is said is the one the only George Washington. This classic forefather stands tall in time of controversy by his legendary leadership, how he conquers all, and is respected by everyone.
In my opinion George Washington had to overcome varies of different thing just to solidify him as one of the top presidents of all time. As most of you know Mr. Washington became the first president in 1789. I bet you didn’t know he won the presidential job with no one voting against him in his both terms. This has never happen in another voting for the president. This remarkable man had to conquer in his first ...view middle of the document...
One of the things the started Washington career is how he was a daring leader as a commander in chief. One example is how he showed his amazing guts by leading his troop over the Delaware River and surprise attack in Trenton. He did this type of attack many times during the revolutionary war. One of his best showing of his leadership abilities is when he ran the most critical convention to make the constitution. Without him the convention would have be a complete failure. Then toward the end of his career. George Washington proved he can be a leader by not listening to his secretary of state and treasury to help in the war between France and Britain because he wanted to remain neutral as a country. This would set how America would remain neutral thought out history. With Mr. Washington inspiring leadership he would agene much respect.
For a president the country needs to behind you and for that to happen you need to be respected. George Washington was respected from the beginning. He was elected commander in chief because his experience and reputation. This was one of his big deal to him. One of the only reasons Abraham Lincoln decide to go for the presidential job is how he inspire him. When this president died the world was in morning. Then next day John Marshal a member of the house of rep. said. "The melancholy event which was yesterday announced with doubt, has been rendered but too certain. Our Washington is no more. The hero, the patriot, and the sage of America; the man on whom in times of danger every eye was turned, and all hopes were placed, lives now only in his own great actions, and in the hearts of an affectionate and afflicted people." He was well respected by John marshal and the rest of America. To have a successful life respect is a major aspect that is needed.
The first president of America took control of dreadful times by his impressive management, how he overcame all odds, and how everyone thought of him as an honorable man. We all of his traits he became the first president by no one running against him. George Washington was an incredible man from his unbelievable way to grabs peoples attention to one day running the greatest country on earth.