CH 5 Discussion Post 4.docx - The question is George Washington has often been referred to as the father of our country yet his record as a military

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The question is: George Washington has often been referred to as the father of our country, yet his record as a military commander could be judged as poor. How is it possible for George Washington to be considered as the father of our country and yet have such a military record? George Washington was one of the founding fathers of the United States. He commanded the Continental Army during some of the most difficult periods of confrontations with the British Empire. Nevertheless, some have stated he was not a genius commander due to his lack of military experience at the beginning of the war. However, he had other qualities, such as his moral character that set him off from other men. Ultimately, his willpower and political influence had an enormous impact on the American War of Independence. The British Empire had a massive fleet of professionally trained military. Also, the British had the opportunity to hire new mercenaries in Europe. At the same time, the Thirteen Colonies had no real army before the war. The Second Continental Congress
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  • Fall '16
  • Affolter,H.
  • George Washington, Thirteen Colonies, Continental Army, Second Continental Congress

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