George Washington, Commander In Chief
Lieutenant General Dave Palmer (Ret.), military historian and former superintendent of West Point, talked about George Washington’s… read more
Lieutenant General Dave Palmer (Ret.), military historian and former superintendent of West Point, talked about George Washington’s role as the first presidential commander in chief. Gen. Palmer talked about the George Washington as a military leader through the Revolutionary War, his transition into a successful statesman, and his crafting of the office as the first U.S. Commander in Chief. He focused on the differing dynamics between a successful revolution and a successful government. Following his remarks, he answered questions from the audience.
“Commander In Chief” was an 11:15 a.m. presentation on July 21, 2009, at the eleventh annual George Washington Teachers' Institute, “George Washington and The Challenges of Nation Building,” held on July 21-22, 2009, at Mount Vernon. It was co-hosted by George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens and The White House Historical Association. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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