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