George Washington's farewell party bar tab proves he's the greatest American ever. Book Now But far from being indifferent, Washington had very definite ideas about the political direction of the United States. ... Kristin Hunt is a food/drink staff writer for Thrillist. Washington's mother was Mary Ball and his father was Augustine Washington. George Washington (1732-99) was commander in chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War (1775-83) and served two terms as the first U.S. president, from 1789 to 1797. A few months earlier, in May, he was elected president at the Constitutional Convention. George Washington's “Farewell Address” expresses a wealth of his wisdom and embedded within is a warning to the young Republic of the harmful effects of political parties. £5 for 1 adult and 1 child | All additional tickets £5 each . Celebrate the hotel's 40th birthday, our Golf Club's 30th birthday and Carter & Fitch's 4th birthday! Extend the celebration with a meal in Carter on the 4th and take part in our 99 red balloon raffle. George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the first President of the United States (1789–1797), the commander in chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States . Indeed, he was the only U.S. President to be unaffiliated with a specific party. Join us and celebrate the festive season in style. When George Washington was inaugurated President of the United States in 1789, there were no political parties. One often sees George Washington portrayed as a President above the fray, indifferent to the base and petty disputes of party politics. It was the night of September 15, 1787, and George Washington had many reasons to celebrate. The George Washington Hotel is the perfect Christmas party venue in Washington, Tyne and Wear. The Federalist Party was one of the first two political parties in the United States. The party originated in opposition to the Democratic-Republican party during Washington's first term as President (1789-1793). But soon after, they started to emerge. The Democratic-Republican Party, better known at the time as the Republican Party and various other names, was an American political party founded by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison in the early 1790s that championed republicanism, political equality, and expansionism.The party became increasingly dominant after the 1800 elections as the opposing Federalist Party collapsed. In 1791, it was Alexander Hamilton’s Federalist Party and in the following year, Thomas Jefferson’s Anti-Federalist Party. By Kristin Hunt. George Washington, the first president of the United States, belonged to the Federalist Party. Happy Birthday George Washington!! George Washington’s momentous decision to step aside after two terms set a precedent that would be followed by every succeeding president except Franklin D. … Stalls, food and entertainment. Published on 2/27/2014 at 12:10 PM. As the first President of the United States of America, George Washington had strong political opinions and beliefs but chose not to officially affiliate himself with any political party, even though members of his very own presidential cabinet were beginning to form divergent political parties based on their differing political opinions.