Autor: andrew • February 9, 2014 • Essay • 252 Words (2 Pages) • 369 Views
"I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man," George Washington. As head of the Continental Army, General George Washington III is put to the test. He is face with many difficulties. In the book 1776 by David McCullough, David McCullough talks about George Washington leadership abilities and how he turns a lost into a victory, his relationship with Henry Knox and Nathanael Greene, and the role they played in the war.
General George Washington is a 43 year old man who is commander in chief of the Continental Army. Like most leaders, General Washington is having problems with how many soldiers are enlisted. He was told that he had 20,000 men. But realistically he only had less than 14,000 fit for duty. That left 16,000 and of that more than 1,500 of them were sick, and another 1,500 of them were absent. This is a problem because many people wonder if they will be able to keep a steady economy. "We scarcely lie down or rise up, but with expectation that the night or day must produce some important event."₁ This shows us that under George Washington leadership, he wasn't just an excellent leader; he out thought everyone around him and planned for the future. He was like that because he didn't take no for an answer. If something was in his favor, he would find a way to make it work.