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Washington presided over the Constitutional Convention that drafted the United States Constitution in 1787, and was unanimously elected the first President of the United States by the Electoral College in 1789. Aware that everything he did set a precedent for future Presidents to follow, Washington accepted a salary (so that the office of President would not be limited only to the wealthy), chose the title "Mr. President" over more majestic names, and retired after his second term.
 
Washington presided over the Constitutional Convention that drafted the United States Constitution in 1787, and was unanimously elected the first President of the United States by the Electoral College in 1789. Aware that everything he did set a precedent for future Presidents to follow, Washington accepted a salary (so that the office of President would not be limited only to the wealthy), chose the title "Mr. President" over more majestic names, and retired after his second term.
   
The USA quickly began its western expansion shortly after independence, escalating the American Indian Wars. From 1785–1795 the Western Confederacy led by Blue Jacket and Little Turtle resisted American settlers and militias; leading to the Northwest Indian War. Despite the disastrous defeat of St. Claire's Defeat; the USA eventually won the war thanks to Washington's reinforcements (many of whom were professional veterans from the Revolution), which conquered the territory. The Battle of Fallen Timbers on August 20, 1794 is normally cited as the Native American defeat that led to the end of the war. Smaller Native American tribes and alliances would continue similar wars in the region until Tecumseh's defeat and death at the Battle of the Thames in October 5, 1813 (part of The War of 1812). [https://youtu.be/VDuTK2luX_U]
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The USA quickly began its western expansion shortly after independence, escalating the American Indian Wars. From 1785–1795 the Western Confederacy led by Blue Jacket and Little Turtle resisted American settlers and militias; leading to the Northwest Indian War. Despite the disastrous defeat of St. Claire's Defeat; the USA eventually won the war thanks to Washington's reinforcements (many of whom were professional veterans from the Revolution), which conquered the territory. The Battle of Fallen Timbers on August 20, 1794 is normally cited as the Native American defeat that led to the end of the war. Smaller Native American tribes and alliances would continue similar wars in the region until Tecumseh's defeat and death at the Battle of the Thames in October 5, 1813. [https://youtu.be/VDuTK2luX_U]
   
 
On March 4, 1797: Washington officially ended his career as US President. In that same year: Washington began a distillery tycoon at Mount Vernon; the largest distillery in America at that time.
 
On March 4, 1797: Washington officially ended his career as US President. In that same year: Washington began a distillery tycoon at Mount Vernon; the largest distillery in America at that time.
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