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Have students complete the chart, "George Washington as Commander in Chief." Discuss the results. In what ways had Washington become a better leader since his first military command?
Have students complete the first chart—"George Washington's Early Military Experience." Discuss the results. What signs were there in his early career that Washington would become an effective military leader? In what ways did he show in his military career up to 1758 that he was learning from experience?
What problems was Congress attempting to address when it granted expanded powers to George Washington in 1776?