Essay about George Washington : An Ordinary Man Of A Great Man

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In the book 1776, David McCullough took us back during the American Revolutionary War and placed us in the shoes of a great man. George Washington, was an ordinary man that became a man of huge strengths, and was the precise individual to command the Continental Army. Having doubts regarding the lack of: supplies, discipline, and number of soldiers, he overcome the odds. He recognized a devoted leader named Henry Know, and recognized the importance of intelligences. During difficult times and shortage of supplies, Washington was able to turn an undisciplined and unexperienced army into a successful one.
On October 26, 1775, King George III speaks to British Parliament, regarding the hostilities in the American Colonies. King George viewed the rebels as a traitors against himself and to Great Britain. He urged Parliament to move quickly to end the revolt and bring order to the colonies. On the American front, George Washington was the commander of the Continental Army. There were two main groups of soldiers who fought on the American side during the Revolutionary War. One group was the militia. The militia was made up citizens who were ready to fight in case of an emergency. Most cities and communities in the colonies had a militia in order to fight off Native Americans or outlaws. Most of the men were farmers between the ages of 16 and 65 and had some military training. The other group of American soldiers was the Continental Army. The Continental Congress established…

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