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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George Washington, Commander In Chief

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Program ID:
288095-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Mount Vernon, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 8, 2009
Last Aired:
Dec 19, 2010

Airing Details

  • Aug 08, 2009 | 2:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 08, 2009 | 8:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 09, 2009 | 2:03am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 09, 2009 | 8:03am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 12, 2010 | 10:04am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 12, 2010 | 9:04pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 13, 2010 | 12:04am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 18, 2010 | 5:05pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 19, 2010 | 4:05am EST | C-SPAN 3
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