What qualities made George Washington an effective military leader? How were the responsibilities of the Commander-in-Chief affected by conditions during the Revolutionary War?
Students examine Washington's ability to handle a wide range of problems during his time as Commander-in-chief.
In this lesson, students examine Washington as a military leader and explore some of the difficulties he faced during the Revolutionary War.
It was almost expected in the world of the late 18th century that the leader of a great military victory would be amply rewarded. But Washington refused any such reward. in this lesson, students examine Washington's resolve to refuse power in exchange for his leadership.
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