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Who Was George Washington? Paperback – January 8, 2009
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Roberta Edwards lives in New York, New York. Ken Call lives in Northbrook, Illinois.
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I like reading about how America looked back in the day and exactly how folks spent their time. Washington and his early days were spent as a privileged citizen. He became a very good horseman and was well respected. His early years as a military leader for the colony were not great. But he did show signs as a leader if not an expert military tactician. He was victorious 3 out of 9 major confrontations with the British. So his war record was not exactly good except for one major accomplishments- he outlasted the British and accepted their surrender at Yorktown. My 1st and 2nd graders were very disappointed that he didn't cut down the cherry tree, so I now leave that out of my presentations. The main thing they gain from this book is that America was all but "one and done" when it came to waging war and gaining their independence. But through trust and outstanding leadership, not only did Washington end the war victoriously, but he was elected our first president. And had he not attended the writing of our constitution and led the representatives, I doubt seriously that the 13 colonies, now states would have ever agreed to become the United States of America back in 1787.
Washington was our leader. The people trusted him and followed his lead through many harrowing experiences. They put their lives and fortunes on the line. And without him, our way of life today might be very different from the freedom we now enjoy. Every kid needs to know this story. George Washingtom was never a father in the literal sense of the word, but he was our father in a much larger sense. He literally fathered what we now proudly call these United States of America. And he had a lot of help from his friends. It is the material that heroes are made from. And it is a well deserved distinction.
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