Ratifying the Constitution

While he was significant as the United States top commander during the Revolutionary War, George Washington also played an important role as a Founding Father during the formation of the US government after the war. For this task, you will conduct research and write a 250-word essay about Washingtons role as a Founding Father.

In your essay, answer these questions:

  • How did George Washington play a role in forming the new federal government in 1787?
  • How did George Washington define the executive branch for future presidents, such as through his decision to retire after serving two terms?

Use this to help gather resources, form your argument, and write
your essay.