department in his cabinet was the department of state. The Department of State was made to work on foreign policy issues and to negotiate treaties and agreements. The Department of War was another one set up by Washington. It was changed to the Department of Defense in 1947 because the Department of War made it seem like we always wanted a fight. The Department of War was made to have control of all things military. They kept the troops in check and told the president how the troops were acting. The final one Washington made was the Department of the Treasury. The Department of Treasury tells the president the financial state of the United States, commands the Secret Service, and authorizes the printing of the United States Postal Service stamps
During the revolutionary war, the Britain army was not able to divide the army led by Washington. Washington worked hard enough in ensuring the men under his command remained intact and at times retreated whenever the war got too hot to minimize the loss of men under his command. He did this, alongside other tactics to gain some advantage over the British army. If the British army had managed to
Some people may wonder why George Washington was chosen to serve as a commander during this war. “In 1753, Lieutenant Governor Dinwiddie of Virginia ordered a young, ambitious 21-year old George Washington on mission deep into the Ohio Country to confront the French.”(“Mount Vernon”1) Because of his ambition to confront the French he was well respected all over and proved himself to be chosen as the commander for the war.
The men look to their leaders for guidance and motivation. The people of America looked up to George Washington because of his military knowledge and his keen and sneaky tactics. General George Washington learned that Lieutenant General Lord Charles Cornwallis' army was encamped near Yorktown, VA. After discussing options with his French ally, Lieutenant General Jean-Baptiste Ponton de Rochambeau, Washington decided to quietly move his army away from New York City with the goal of capturing and making a blockade around Cornwallis' force. General Cornwallis. The French and American men are to siege and contain the surrounding area until either death or surrender by the British.
The essay “Letter to President Pierce” written by Chief Seattle in 1855 lays out some of the biggest differences between white American culture and the culture of Native Americans. The essay is very brief in length but it does address many points that can be take farther. Chief Seattle begins the essay with simple stating the obvious; that everyone already knows white men and natives do not understand each other’s ways of living. He continues this by saying that even though the land that each of them hold is the same the way that it is handled could make you think otherwise. Chief Seattle believes that white man tires to fight and pillage everything rather work with it. This is the start of one of the biggest differences between the two cultures. By acting this way Seattle thinks that white man has no real connection to his culture because he continuously moves on from place to place leaving behind anything that was built by his ancestors. However, he contradicts himself by saying that maybe his thoughts are wrong because he is only a savage. The next main point that Seattle addresses is how he compares the silence of nature rather than all of the manmade noise of cities. He questions his stance on the noise pollution made by cities and asks if the only reason he does not like it is because he has not learned the “civilization” of it. Seattle believes in working with nature and what the world has given us, so that humans will last. He makes a strong point that if something
When the war started to get really bad they made George Washington Commander-in-chief of the continental army, now they have a better chance of winning the war. They put him in this position because he was a noble, courageous, honest, and loving man so they knew he would be perfect for this position. He was also a delegate to the first continental congress from Virginia. They are group that had some of the first
After his presidency, George Washington has explains many possible dangers and concerns he has for the for the up and coming nation that he spent 8 years so heavily devoted toward. There were many issues during Washington’s presidency so he writes a farewell address discussing the issues and giving Americans some wise words of advice. Some of the issues that Washington brings up include staying out of other nation’s issues and worry about ourselves, to not divide our nation by forming different political parties with different ideas, and pay off the newly acquired national debt. He explains all of these issues and more in his farewell address. He also says that if the constitution needs to be changed it should be done so legally and not by rebellion which Americans tend to do.
soldier’s attempt to build security and trust with the reader can also appeal to ethos, as the
There is a saying that someone comes into your life for a reason. Today, as I was going about my business a complete stranger crossed my path and a conversation began. This man was dressed in a peculiar fashion, he spoke in a dialect of English that seemed odd, and as he looked around he appeared to be confused and staring at everyone and everything as if it was the first time he had seen any of the surroundings. His name was George Washington. As I quickly googled him on my computer I realized that this man was not just an actor or a strange man, he was the George Washington, the first President of the United States. I was in shock when I realized my new friend was known as one of the greatest Presidents of the United States. He was
On September 19, 1796, George Washington, the first president of the United States, delivered his farewell address to the American people. In his address, he informed Americans that he would not run for a third term as president, but that he cared about America and would care about America until the day he died. Since he cared, he decided that he would deliver advice for the future on what the American people should and should not do. The advice he gave the American people could have helped them with problems they would face in the future. Based on President George Washington’s experiences, he advised Americans to stay united as a nation, follow the constitution, and stay neutral, because he predicted that these three issues could be a problem for the new nation and future Americans.
By 1755, Colonists hatred toward england had transformed into a longing for insubordination. A blend of political, conciliatory, and military focal points at last prompted the united states triumph over the english in the progressive war. The triumph was accomplished by the normal objective of the loyalists to pick up freedom and the initiative of george washington. Carefully, france helped the triumph after the united states won its trust with triumph in the clash of saratoga. George Washington's military mastery furthermore attempt at manslaughter guerrilla style strategies lead to the triumph over the english.
George Washington is the current leader of the Continental Army. He was born in 1732 and rasied in Verginia. when he was elected leader of the Continental Army in December of 1776 he had no prior millitary experience, he was elected because he was a member of the first Contenental Congress and he was the most qualified out of all of the members of the congress. George Washington finnished school when he was 15 and he was exceptional at math he was very smart and could easaly take controll of a group of people so he led the millitamen in to the battle of lexington and concord. George Washington was 42 when he was voted as the comander of the milita. Is there a chance that George Washington might be the fitst president of the united states?
As the first president to guide, lead and protect what was very much a youthful, vulnerable, hopeful and energetic nation, George Washington will always hold a special and inalienable place in the minds and hearts of all Americans. However, other historians would assert that it was his achievements as an unflinching and courageous military leader was really equated to his most lasting and important contribution to American history: 'As the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army the services and achievements of George Washington are unique in the world's history. He was much more than the Commander in Chief. He was the one necessary person, whose calm, unswerving, determined sense of patriotic duty to country, and ability put real backbone into the Revolution and kept it from collapsing or merging into a civil conflict, under the hardships and unexpected privations encountered during the eight years of war" (ushistory.org, 2011). Some scholars go so far as to posit that the Revolutionary war would never have been successful had it not been for his brave leadership and devotion to the cause (ushistory.org, 2010). Regardless of the pivotal and singular contributions George Washington made to the corridors of history, when he decided to leave office after two terms, this decision no doubt marked a melancholy and somewhat uncertain moment for young America. Washington's Farewell Address often embodies the "warnings from a parting
The French and Indian War served as a training ground for the leaders of the American Revolution. From his experiences in the field Washington came to understand the key role played by discipline, "the soul of an army," as he later called it. He also learned that tactics and formations had to be adapted to terrain. Perhaps most important for his future, he came to realize that the able leader pays close attention to administrative detail, learns how to make do with limited resources, and seeks to foster the welfare of his
An Analysis of George Washington's Farewell Address Carmen Williams Liberty University: GOVT 200-B102 Professor Edward Soto George Washington's Farewell Address is one of the most eloquent pieces of literature delivered. It's content and intent constitutes that of a man who was not only prophetic, but a sage. His Farewell Address was printed in the Philadelphia American Daily Advertiser on September 19, 1796. The Address was not merely a statement of resignation, but an open letter of advisement exemplifying unity, in addition to warning the American people about their long-term freedom and pursuit of happiness. There are twenty key points in Washington's Farewell Address; however the focus will be on five of these: (1) The Preservation of the Union. (2) The Danger of Factions. (3) Religion and Morality. (4) Preservation of Public Credit. (5) America's Role in the World. The Preservation of the Union. Washington's persistent theme throughout the Farewell Address is the preservation of the Union as the crux of American Nationhood. In paragraph 9 Washington notes the Union, "is the main pillar in the edifice of your real independence, the support of your tranquility at home; your peace abroad; of your safety; of your prosperity; of that very liberty which you so highly prize." Washington warns of those, internally and externally, who would covertly work to destroy the foundation on which America was built. In paragraph 10, Washington accentuates the far greater significance