History

Assess the presidency of George Washington; why is he considered to be our second greatest president after Abraham Lincoln? The US capital is named in his honor and he has a monument to his greatness; why? Was he truly a great president? Elaborate in depth; assess all his accomplishments even failures. What did he bring to the office? What was the executive branch most in need of when he assumed the presidency? 
How did he view his job/responsibilities, both to the government and the American people?