George Washington And The Revolutionary War

1156 Words Dec 12th, 2014 5 Pages
I was glad to hear you made it back to your home safely. After you left, I reflected back on our conversations about George Washington and the Revolutionary War. Thanks to you and your quest for knowledge, I have done research on the great general and am happy to pass along my findings to you. Leading up to the Revolutionary War the colonists were thriving in America. Tobacco was a major export, and America was making a name on its own globally. There was growing resentment toward Great Britain over taxes and lack of representation for the colonists. “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.”(1) This is the memorial to George Washington by the U.S. Congress at the time of his death. These words were to recognize Washington’s important contributions to the country as Commander in Chief during the Revolutionary War and as the first President of the U.S. (2) Although I recognized Washington as the first president, I did not realize his importance as a military leader. When you think about it, if Washington had not been such a great leader and general, there may not have been a first President of the United States. Washington’s extraordinary leadership abilities lead our country through the war and delivered the United States of America to freedom. He was selected Commander in Chief largely on his reputation from the French and Indian War twenty years before. Washington was involved in the fighting against the French and wrote about his…
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