A George Washington Birthday Celebration The first president of the United States was born Feb. 22, 1732. The rest is history, as a journey through the NPR archives demonstrates. But a true sense of his impact on the nation and the world can be gauged from a variety of perspectives. At left, Rembrandt Peale's portrait.

Americans Rate George Washington No. 7 in Poll

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George Washington's Rules of Civility

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George W. Says Goodbye

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