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Why George Washington was such a Good Leader

Updated on February 26, 2015

A Leader

Everyone knows General George Washington's contribution to the American Revolution. He helped conquer the British and secure our rights as Americans. To do this he had to be good leader.

What is a leader? A leader is a person who stands up for others. He or she is strong, courageous, and bold. He has to be firm yet gentle. Resourcefulness and thinking on the fly are good characteristics of a leader.

In my opinion George Washington was every bit a leader. He set precedents and goals that still affect our nation today.

Washington's Protection

One Native American war-chief said "Washington would be the only officer still on a horse." The chief's best marksmen would take aim and fire. Not one shot would harm Washington.Washington would shake his coat after a battle and bullets would fall out. The chief later said that "a divine providence was watching over Washington, preventing his harm." He also said " Mark my words, this man will lead a great nation one day." Looks like he was right.

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Trial and Error

To do great things requires perseverance. Washington was not always the mighty unwavering general we know him for. He was actually a British officer during the French and Indian War. He had a few hiccups during his career but his victories heavily out-way his defeats. Unfortunately Washington never received a royal commission in the British army despite his valiant efforts.

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Battles

Washington fought in many battles. He kept a "cool" head during chaos and confusion. His men were inspired by him. Washington presence would raise moral and the spirits of the men he commanded.

One of the famous battles he fought in was victory at Yorktown. This battle was a turning point in the American Revolution. Washington's forces trapped British forces against the sea with French ships at the ready. Both the French and Americans defeated the British with very few casualties.

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Do you think Washington was a good leader?

Washington helped found this great nation we sometimes take for granted. I think America needed him at its greatest beginnings.

There is a poll at the bottom. Be honest. Share your thoughts about the leadership of George Washington.

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