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  • Washington And His Army
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    George Washington: The Father of His Country George Washington was selected as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army in 1775. During the revolutionary war he displayed great military skill as commander of the hastily trained and poorly equipped continental army, leading his troops to victory over a stronger enemy. For his great service to the action both during the Revolutionary war and during the early Republic, he has been called The Father of His Country. From 1759 to 1774, Washington ma...
  • French And Indian War Washington
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    George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Here he received little formal education. Historians have speculated that he attended a school in Fredericksburg, or may have been tutored by an indentured servant. Washington lived with his mother until the age of 16. At the age of 15, Washington took a job as an assistant land surveyor. In 1748, he joined a surveying team that was sent to the Shenandoah Valley to help survey the land holdings of Lord Fairfax. By ...
  • President George Washington
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    The Whiskey Rebellion Mike Klenosky 11/24/96 AP History per. 4 Ms. Valentino On August 1, 1794, President George Washington was once again leading troops. Only this time Washington was not striking out against the British but rather against fellow Americans. The occasion for this was the Whiskey Rebellion. Various efforts had been made to diminish the heated opposition towards the taxon distilled liquors. However, there was only one man who has derived the best course of action. That man, Presid...
  • Chadd's Ford As Washington
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    The Battle of Brandywine: Part 1 of 10 The British... Many of the 15,000 British troops spent the night in Kennett Square -- population 2,000 -- unwinding and carousing, while a battle loomed. General Howe's flanking strategy was devised two days earlier: While General Knyphausen attacked at Chadd's Ford, as Washington expected, Cornwallis would stealthily move north, cross the Brandywine, and flank Washington's right. [Map and a fuller explanation] The Americans... By the night of September 10t...
  • French And Indian War Washington
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    George Washington George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He attended school for approximately eight years. Washington lived with his mother until the age of 16. At the age of 15, Washington took a job as an assistant land surveyor. In 1748, he began working in the Shenandoah Valley to help survey the land holdings of Lord Fairfax. By 1749, he established a good reputation as a land surveyor and was appointed Culpeper counties official land surveyor. Was...
  • Washington A Good Leader
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    Washington: Good LEader " The answer was that there was no one else. Washington was recognized as the indispensable man. Until the fighting was almost over, his leadership was not again seriously challenged". During the Revolutionary War, there were some people who doubted Washington's leadership skills. George Washington possessed qualities that made him "indispensable". He was a brigadier general of the Virginian forces during the French and Indian War. Force described him as "the army's great...

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