father of his country

A title given to George Washington in recognition of his military leadership in the Revolutionary War and his service as first president under the Constitution.


Nearby words

  1. father,
  2. father christmas,
  3. father confessor,
  4. father figure,
  5. father lasher,
  6. father of the chapel,
  7. father of the house,
  8. father substitute,
  9. father time,
  10. father's day

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