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Inauguration of George Washington
In 1789, in part because of the leadership skills he displayed during the war, the Continental Congress elected Washington as the first American president.
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American Victory at Yorktown
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A two pronged attack by French & American forces defeats General Cornwallis in Virginia. Two years later, the Treaty of Paris will officially end the war
George Washington's Early Years
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George Washington was an ambitious young man who strove to refine his character.
George Washington Greatest Challenges
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After George Washington took office on April 30, 1789, at Federal Hall in New York City, a variety of challenges, he was faced with a variety of tough challenges, both foreign and domestic.
Washington at Yorktown
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General Washington led 20,000 American and French troops to victory at Valley Forge.
George Washington's Precedents
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George Washington established many presidential precedents still in use today.
George Washington Comes of Age
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George Washington rose through the ranks of the Virginia elite through discipline and determination.
George Washington at Valley Forge
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General George Washington led a starving army in frigid conditions to victory at Valley Forge.
Surviving Valley Forge
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Under General Washington's command, the Continental Army survives dire circumstances at Valley Forge.
Washington Escapes Brooklyn
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As British General William Howe anticipates surrender, General Washington fleas across the East River under cover of darkness.
British Victory at Bunker Hill
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A fatal lack of ammunition dooms the colonists chances in an early American Revolutionary battle near Boston.
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