2 4 The Leadership Of Washington

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2 4 The Leadership Of Washington

  1. 1. The Leadership of Washington
  2. 2. Experience <ul><li>Served as a surveyor in his youth </li></ul><ul><li>Commanded colonial forces in the French and Indian War </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia planter and aristocrat </li></ul>
  3. 3. Experience <ul><li>Respected and admired by most patriots </li></ul><ul><li>In order to be made commander in chief he appeared in uniform before the First Continental Congress </li></ul>
  4. 4. Problems beyond leadership <ul><li>Report to congress </li></ul><ul><li>Requested funds from congress </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping up morale </li></ul><ul><li>Symbol of stability </li></ul>
  5. 5. Military leadership <ul><li>Not a great leader </li></ul><ul><li>Lost more battles than he won </li></ul><ul><li>Knew when/where to attack </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy – War of attrition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t Lose </li></ul></ul>

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