Sunday, September 02, 2007

Washington Monument

Washington Monument, Washington, D.C. National Park Service. Monument, Washington, D.C. [Image] Contents: Pt. 1. Full view of the Monument -- pt. 2. Distance view -- pt. Contributor: NPS staff Photographer. Contributor: Washington Monument Sponsor. Publisher: National Park Service. Published: 11/18/2003, Access: Public access. Restrictions: Public domain. Is Part Of: NPS Office of Communications and Public Affairs Photo Library High Resolution Image
Park name: Washington Monument. Place: District of Columbia -- Washington -- Washington Monument. Time Period: 01/01/1980 - 12/31/2003. Park code: WASH.
Washington Monument, Washington, D.C. National Park Service.Summary: George Washington earned the title "Father of his Country" in recognition of his leadership in the cause of American independence. Appointed commander of the Continental Army in 1775, he molded a fighting force that won independence from Great Britain. In 1787 as President of the Constitutional Convention, he helped guide the deliberations to form a government that has lasted for more than 200 years.
Two years later he was unanimously elected the first President of the United States. Washington defined the Presidency and helped develop the relationships among the three branches of government. High Resolution Image

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