George Washington, The Great American Leader

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Souleymane Cissokho
D’Abbene, p.3
American History 8
18 December 2015
George Washington, the Great American Leader George Washington did many things in his lifetime as a military leader in the Revolutionary War . He sailed across the Delaware River to surprise British officers on Christmas night and captured hundreds of Hessians and tens of British officers. He made this one of the biggest turning points of the war. Washington also lead troops through Valley Forge in the harsh winter of 1777-1778. He kept the troops together through his leadership. And finally, he lead the colonies to victory at Yorktown. This ended the war and made the thirteen colonies into the United States of America. George Washington was the most influential figure during the American Revolution era because he crossed the Delaware river on Christmas 1776, lead troops at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777-1778, and lead the colonies to victory at Yorktown. One of the many reasons why George Washington is a great leader is that he crossed the Delaware River on Christmas day 1776 and after. George Washington was very committed to his army. But at first it looked very irrational to transport 2,400 continental soldiers across an icy cold river through a heavy storm. But Washington’s action was “based on strategic motivation”(Lass). Washington saw…
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