George Washington was a badass. The only dude to be elected to the US Presidency unanimously, he could have likely become America's first king if he wanted after commanding the American rebels to a victory over the most powerful military in the world, but retired and shocked the world with his incredible farewell address that basically became every American school kid's civic lesson for the next 200 years.
Let's go over Washington's manliness.
He survived around 9 serious illnesses in his life from diphtheria, malaria, smallpox, to TB. (None of these were treatable back then, mind you.)
He ran a small batch whiskey distillery at Mount Vernon. It was rye. He also won his first office by getting the voters loaded. People loved his whiskey and him.
He refused to take a salary as President. He thought it was beneath the office and it should be seen as a great honor to fulfill the duty for his countrymen. Congress had to force the issue because they didn't want the precedent to be set for those after him.
He's the only President to lead his military into battle. When the Whiskey Rebellion erupted in 1792 in Pennsylvania, Washington personally oversaw the operation with General Henry Lee.
He was a man's man and a ladies man. Washington was a handsome guy and quite the sharp dresser. He was also known as a great dancer. But at the same time, George was beloved by his men even when they often lost battles. He also wore his hair like his fellow soldiers in a hairdo called the queue without a powdered wig.
The list could go on and on. But one thing lacking was Big George sporting a badass beard. We tried to remedy this for this print and to no surprise to anyone, he looks absolutely savage.
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