The holiday we now know as Presidents' Day which is celebrated the third Monday of February was at one time called George Washington’s Birthday.
Honored in American history as the “Father of His country” and remembered through legend as “the man who could not tell a lie”. Everyone knows the first President of the United States: George Washington.
He served from 1789 to 1797 and his political party was Federalist. He supported a strong central government and neutrality in foreign affairs.
In his very first year in office he authorized the collection of duties on imported goods and set up the U.S. Customs Service as the agency for responsible administering tariffs. But he didn't stop there.