Thursday, 29 September 2016

Naked POTUS, number 1: George Washington

"Even the President of the United States must sometimes have to stand naked", as Bob Dylan quite correctly pointed out. For instance, they might be one of those people who don't feel comfortable doing a poo with any clothes on.


Standing before you as pink and perfect as the day he was born is George Washington (1732-1799). Even the really stupid amongst you, people who voted for Brexit or think Donald Trump is a force for good for instance, will almost certainly know that George Washington was the first President of the United States, having handed the British a whupping the likes of which they would never forget.

Ironically enough, most British people have forgotten about it, but we still remember you, George. Here's a George Washington fact file so that you can at least leave this situation a little wiser.

GEORGE WASHINGTON

Born 22nd February 1732, Westmoreland County, Virginia.
Died 14th December 1799, Mount Vernon, Virginia

Presidential Term 30th April 1789 - 4th March 1797

George Washington remains the only US President to have been elected unanimously. His refusal to stand for a third term of office is the reason that American Presidents would serve a maximum of eight years. This limit has since been enshrined in the US Constitution by the 22nd Amendment in 1947.

During his Presidency, three States joined the Union: Vermont (1791), Kentucky (1792) and Tennessee (1796). It also saw the ratification of the US Bill of Rights in 1791.

In spite of his central role to the American Revolutionary War and the United States' independence from the United Kingdom, George Washington was not one of the 56 signatories on the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

At 1.88 metres in height, George Washington is the fourth tallest American President. He is one of four American Presidents to be depicted on the side of Mount Rushmore.

N.B. Some parts of the above image have been redacted by the CIA for reasons of national security. An unexpurgated version of all the naked Presidents will be made available at the end of the project.

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