JP: Where and when were you born?
GW: I was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
JP: At what time did you enter the military?
GW: I was appointed adjutant with a rank of major in Virginia’s Militia in 1753.
JP: What inspired you to join the military and what kept you there? GW: I inherited a love for the military from my late brother Lawrence, and I felt it was my duty to carry on his legacy.
JP: Do you think that a military background is an essential quality that a President must have? GW: I believe that it does, as military experience allows the person in that important position to have experience with power similar to what this occupation entails. It also can give them insight to the negative consequences of abusing the power of such a renowned position.
JP: What got you to organize the Constitutional Convention at Philadelphia in 1787? GW: I realized that Under the Articles of Confederation, our new nation was not advancing as quickly as it could. In fact, it was making little to no progression whatsoever. It was this that inspired me to help organize the convention. All it did for me though was make me the leader that I no longer wanted to be.
JP: What did you think was the main concern for our young nation? GW: I thought that foreign policy would be the main concern, considering what kind of war we had just fought.
JP: How did you feel when you were given the title of “ the Father of the Country?” GW: I feel it gave me the one image that we had just fought a war to avoid. The image of a position that, with the slightest abuse of power, would cause the entire...