Politics Facts

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George Washington is also known as the "Father of the American Foxhound," and kept more than 30 of the dogs.

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After his presidency, George Washington became a whiskey tycoon and owned the largest distillery in the U.S.

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George Washington was the only president who didn't represent a political party.

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There is a city in the United States called George, Washington.

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George Washington is worshipped as a god by Japanese Shinto priests in Hawaii.

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George Washington inoculated his troops against smallpox, reducing a 17% death rate from the disease down to 1%.

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Although George Washington selected the site of the White House in 1791, he never lived there.

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George Washington did not have wooden teeth. They were made of gold, ivory, lead, human and animal teeth.

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Before he married Martha, George Washington was in love with Sally Fairfax, his best friend's wife.

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Despite his salary being 2% of the total US budget, George Washington had to borrow money to attend his inauguration.

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At 135 words, George Washington's second inaugural address was the shortest ever given by an incoming president.

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George Washington was worth US$525 million in his day, when adjusted for inflation.

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