It’s President’s Day, here in America. So since this is The Dreamer site, and we heart the Revolutionary War, I thought I’d give a shout out to the Revolutionary Accomplishments of our earliest Presidents.
His Excellency, General George Washington, the first “Mr. President”: Served as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army for the duration of the Revolutionary War, presided as the president over the Constitutional Convention, and of course, served as the first President of the United States of America, setting many precedents that defined the executive branch.
John Adams: Membered on the committee who drafted the Declaration of Independence, negotiated and signed the Treaty of Peace with Great Britain which effectively ended the Revolutionary War, served as our nation’s first Vice President, and then became our second President of the United States.
Thomas Jefferson: Drafted the Declaration of Independence, served as the first Secretary of State under President Washington, then Vice President under John Adams, and followed by two terms as our third President of the United States.
James Madison: A front man in the debates in favor of a strong federal government at the Constitutional Convention (earning him the title “The Father of Our Constitution”), a co-author of the Federalist Papers, and our fourth President of the United States.
James Monroe: Served in the Williamsburg Militia, and then the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War as a Lieutenant Colonel, fought in the battles of Harlem Heights, White Plains, Trenton, Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth, served as our fifth President of the United States.
Well, huzzah to your favorite President (for me, it’s Washington!) and hopefully you didn’t have to work today! As for me, well, back to work… ;)