"Let your recreations be manful, not sinful."

- George Washington

George Washington had set many precedents by his actions about how the President should act. He demanded respect and was an awe-inspiring person. Washington thought shaking hands was beneath the President, instead he bowed to his visitors. Washington would travel by coach to where he needed to go, but before entering a city he would get out and mount his horse and ride in. Because of Washington, the title of President is one of great prestige.