Washington's Crossing Characters & Character Analysis

David Hackett Fischer
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George Washington served as the American army's Commander in Chief. His overall countenance was composed, majestic, and inspired confidence and assurance among his soldiers. Even in the toughest battles, Washington maintained his composure and his men looked to him for leadership. He was a man of strong passions that he tried hard to keep in check. He felt that the worst slavery was to be in bondage to unbridled passion and not in "full possession of himself".

Prior to becoming the army's Commander, Washington dealt little with people who were not equal with his social status. This was due largely to his upbringing. This approach of condescension did not work well when trying to lead troops to victory. As their leader, he needed to discover what the men responded to in order to win the war. As the months dragged on he learned...

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