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The early death of his father when he was 11 eliminated the possibility of schooling in England, and his mother rejected attempts to place him in the Royal Navy.
Washington played a key role in the outbreak of the French and Indian Warand then led the defense of Virginia between and as colonel of the Virginia Regiment. Although Washington never received a commission in the British Army, he gained valuable military, political, and leadership skills,  and received significant public exposure in the colonies and abroad.
He demonstrated his toughness and courage in the most difficult situations, including disasters and retreats. He developed a command presence—given his size, strength, stamina, and bravery in battle, he appeared to soldiers to be a natural leader and they followed him without question.
From his observations, readings and conversations with professional officers, he learned the basics of battlefield tactics, as well as a good understanding of problems of organization and logistics.
Although he expressed opposition to the Stamp Actthe first direct tax on the colonies, he did not take a leading role in the growing colonial resistance until protests of the Townshend Acts enacted in became widespread.
In MayWashington introduced a proposal, drafted by his friend George Masoncalling for Virginia to boycott British goods until the Acts were repealed. However, Washington regarded the passage of the Intolerable Acts in as "an Invasion of our Rights and Privileges".
The goal was always independence. When France entered the war, he worked closely with the soldiers it sent--they were decisive in the great victory at Yorktown in Washington worked hard to develop a successful espionage system to detect British locations and plans.
In it discovered Benedict Arnold was a traitor.
In JuneCongress made its first attempt at running the war effort with the committee known as "Board of War and Ordnance", succeeded by the Board of War in Julya committee which eventually included members of the military.
The results of his general staff were mixed, as some of his favorites never mastered the art of command, such as John Sullivan. Eventually, he found capable officers such as Nathanael GreeneDaniel MorganHenry Knox chief of artilleryand Alexander Hamilton chief of staff. The American officers never equaled their opponents in tactics and maneuver, and they lost most of the pitched battles.
The great successes at BostonSaratogaand Yorktown came from trapping the British far from base with much larger numbers of troops. There was never nearly enough. His long-term strategy was to maintain an army in the field at all times, and eventually this strategy worked.
His enormous personal and political stature and his political skills kept Congress, the army, the French, the militias, and the states all pointed toward a common goal.
Furthermore, he permanently established the principle of civilian supremacy in military affairs by voluntarily resigning his commission and disbanding his army when the war was won, rather than declaring himself monarch.All my history essays will conclude with how hard it is being black.
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