• He stepped out the way after his second term.
  • he was the first one
  • Quite a few things. One example was how he handled the so-called "Whisky Rebellion." Grain farmers were upset about a federal tax on their goods, so they revolted. Washington's cabinet insisted that he gather a federal army and suppress the rebellion by force, but Washington refused until all diplomatic options were exhausted. When he did take action, he marched with the men himself, and pardoned the rebels after they were sentenced to death. No other sitting PotUS has marched with troops into battle since then.
  • Another example is that Washington declared Thanksgiving as a national holiday, in order to promote cultural unity. Every Thanksgiving, Washington himself fasted, whilst personally giving food to the hungry.

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