Exhibit: George Washington
Text by Joyce Butler
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As Commander in Chief of the American troops during the Revolutionary War George Washington was "the eagle, the standard, the flag, the living symbol of the cause." Washington fulfilled Americas need to personify its revolutionary consciousness.
Washington had a conventional mind; he was not a great intellect. His face was pockmarked, his teeth bad, and he was a clumsy public speaker. But he was a man of stability and good judgment who believed absolutely in the purest form of republican governmentof, by, and for the people. As President he was dedicated to America remaining true to its purpose in pursuing such liberty.
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