Oes George Washington deserve the title Father of our nation?

I want the research paper to debate the title of George Washington as Father of our country. Does he deserve it? Why should he, and only he, deserve it? In three sections I want his part in the American revolution told, his actions prior to the revolution, during and post compared side by side with those of Thomas Jefferson. One being the military side and the other the political side. Make allusions to the pen being mightier than the sword when you write about Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence. In the end the title should belong to both men.