“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty” (Kennedy 1). In the words of Kennedy, as Americans we will do anything to ensure our liberty. This brings up a good question to how America was really founded. There are a lot of people and events that went into the foundation of America, but two of the most important are George Washington and the Constitution. Both worked hand in hand in order to give us the America we know and love today.
Later on, in 1775 George was unanimously selected to be Commander-in-Chief of the Second Continental Congress, ("Primary Documents in American History"). Even though Washington was used to commanding a small militia, he had an excellent strategy. His first move was to occupy Dorchester Heights, where he brought supplies from Fort Ticonderoga and forced the British to evacuate Boston. Throughout the war for Independence, Washington continued to use his unique strategies. His strategies he used on the Hessians in Trenton was the surprise attack. Most of the battles he fought, he planned out very well. He failed sometimes, but that didn’t stop him from fighting. Washington was well organized, very attentive to details, and expected hard work and effort from his troops. During every war Washington would visit his home ten times, he stayed in Valley Forge. During the wars he would also write letters to help his army by giving cattle to his army to feed them. Then, The Treaty of Paris ended the war for Independence and started The Revolutionary War. In June of 1775, Congress ordered General Washington to lead the Continental Army in
In 1789, an event that would change and mark the start of using something new was the inauguration for the United States 1st president. Everyone in America celebrated this event because it had finally made us feel like we had things in order and our government was progressing. George Washington was too fond of the idea of being president, but the public summons him to become president. In this paper I going to discuss George Washington’s accomplishments, his failures, and how it effected the federalist.
Historyi is defined as the study of past events, particularly in human affairs. With each passing day, history is being made and added on. Sites such as the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island has an important significance within American history. While these sites are well-known to a majority of the U.S. population, many other sites are overlooked. These are sites that we pass every day without even realizing its significance within American history. The Morris-Jumel Mansion or Mount Morris is a historical site that fits this description, it is located on 65 Jumel Terrace at 160th St in Manhattan, New York City and one of these oldest house in the borough of Manhattan. It is also a major surviving landmark of the Battle of Harlem Heights.
Once long ago, many Americans especially those who were a part of the very formation of our government, were extremely fearful of the strength of a powerful, centralized government could have. Under the tyrannical rule of the British, Americans were forced to endure unfair taxation practices and abuse of their rights. This is what inspired the American Revolution, where Americans were able to free themselves from the British and aspired to start anew. Now with this fresh start, the fear of returning to a state of previous injustice fueled the creation of the Articles of Confederation; a government with such little power it barely was able to hold the nation together. This ultimately was labelled as a failure due to the fact that it was impossible for each state to stand together when they're so divided and issues were discussed during the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
Even though Washington was used to commanding a small militia, he had an excellent strategy. His first move was to occupy Dorchester Heights where he brought supplies from Fort Ticonderoga and forced the British to evacuate Boston. Throughout the war for Independence, Washington continued to use his excellent strategies. His strategies he used on the Hessians in Trenton was the surprise attack. Most of the battles he fought, he planned out very well. He failed sometimes but that didn’t stop him from fighting. Washington was well organized, paid attention to details, and required hard work and effort from his troops. During every war Washington would visit his home ten times, he stayed in Valley Forge. During the wars he would also write letters to help his army by giving cattle to his army to feed them. Then, The Treaty of Paris ended the war for Independence and started The Revolutionary War.June of 1775, Congress ordered General Washington to lead the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War. During the Revolution Washington suffered more lost battles than he won.
There are many individuals in American History, whom we as Americans regard for their courage and audacity in shaping our nation. We learn in our history classes the great accomplishments of our founding fathers such as Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Ben Franklin. One other great founding father and our First President, George Washington was one whom we learned much about. We learn in school that he is as a prime example of leadership, citizenship, and overall individual achievement for his many contributions to our nation’s earliest struggles. But although we are taught that George Washington was this man of great disposition, no man is without his flaws. Many scholars have sought to enlighten individuals to these cracks in the Nation’s
I asked all my family members to name as many presidents as they could, and the only one they consistently said was George Washington. if he was the only one remembered then george must have had the greatest impacted. He Also won the election anonymously because he's so great and he did great things as the president. He showed the power of the executive branch and maintained power peacefully.
The role that George Washington played in the French and Indian War was that Virginia dispatched him to deter the French from building forts (Schultz). The French, who were established in the area, defeated the inexperienced Washington a colonel at the time. This loss encouraged the English merchants to lobby for a war against the French, therefore ridding the new country of competition for trade. The colonists were accustomed to the privilege of living under the rule of salutary neglect, in which the Crown had a "hands-off style of ruling." The Crown, with their superior attitude, took a closer look at the colonies and it's back-woods seeming leaders, which prompted decisions that quickly led to the American Revolution.
Born in Virginia in 1732,George Washington was a young man when he fought at the French and Indian war beside the British as a colonel in the British army. He his one of the forefathers of the United stated.he play a big part in the winning of the revolutionary war. As the first president of the united state he will take part in the reform of the constitution, a stronger government , the first 10 bill of rights.althougt he had many sucess during this period he had his down time. He lost many fight during the French and Indian war as well as the revolutionary war.
In today’s military we think of tactics and strategy in quite a different manner than in the time of Washington. During his time strategy and tactics were not known by the name in fact the term did not even exist, but they were know by thoughts, processes, and rules that were passed down through generations in which leadership waged war. “Until the nineteenth century, war was the sport of kings, and strategy the rules of the game.” (Palmer, 2012, p.3) As we look into the era of George Washington we can see three general aspects of warfare that were used. The first being tactics which we can describe as being the “theory of the use of military forces in combat” (Palmer, 2012, p. 6) or generally speaking how we fight our enemy. This how we fight aspect goes into the basic make up and use of forces, such as we are going to use our light infantry to suppress the forward progress of our enemy while our cavalry uses there speed advantage to flank around the enemy and begin an aggressive assault. Another war aspect we see in this time period is strategy. Strategy is very similar to tactics but it instead looks more into where and whether we should fight to gain a victory (Palmer, 2012, p. 6-7). The aspect of strategy also looks into numbers, in which we can say we are going up against a force that is estimated to be in the range of seven thousand militia and two thousand cavalry units, because of this we should attack them further back into the wood line where we have the greater
According Washington’s story, I see that one of his greatest legacies in the years following the Civil War until his death was accomplishing a school at Tuskegee. The earliest day to establish school was not easy. First day living with people in the district. He discovered that most of them were colored people and they are very poor, but earnest in education. At that time, he knew his role in Tuskegee were giving people greater education and improving the poor land to become a wealthy land. Though establishing the school, Washington could teach and improve the people and the standard of living step by step. First, except teaching them the lesson from the books, Washington also taught them how to behave as civilized people such as: bathing,
The war between France and Britain would not stop. President Jefferson tried desperately to calm the reaction’s of the two European nations. Both France and Britain disagreed with America’s neutrality; resorting to impressment. Jefferson’s attempts failed. In 1807, Congress passed the Embargo Act. Torn with what to do, Jefferson believed this new law would greatly support America’s right to neutrality. Reporters outside the meeting heard senators arguing America didn’t have to pick a side, and that this bill will demonstrate to Britain, and to France, that America has the right to do that.
George Washington was born in Virginia in 1732. Contrary to popular belief, he never chopped down a cherry tree, and people should find it appalling that we need to make up a lie about one of the most honest men in our country’s history. His character was not inherited. He sought after every ounce of his integrity from childhood through adulthood. This is why the Revolution did not make George Washington. The Revolution revealed him. He also learned the value of hard work at a very young age. At 16, he was already surveying land and would go on to survey in Ohio. He also loved agriculture and the science behind it. In his library at Mount Vernon, he kept the most updated books on agricultural techniques. He was so eager to learn about the latest agricultural advances that a historian actually called him our nation’s first scientific farmer. This experience helped him in battle when it was necessary for him to try methods that were largely unconventional at the time.
Throughout his life, George Washington had fairly strong morals. His family was very strict for church and family things. He grew up with a strict environment and it stayed with him throughout his older years. These morals and strict mindset are what got him to be named one of the founders of the United States. People knew of his ability to lead and his fair mindedness. The list of desirable character traits Washington had is long: