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George Washington Resigns as Commander-in-Chief

After demonstrating exemplary leadership as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution, George Washington resigned his commission and retired to Mount Vernon, Virginia. By resigning his military post, Washington established the important precedent that civilian-elected officials possess ultimate authority over the armed forces. After a brief retirement, he was elected the country's first president. Why was he given a posthumous military promotion in 1976? More...
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"Governor Dinwiddie" now there is a name that begs for substitutionWhistle
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washington was related to the spencer in england which were relative of lady diane
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Perhaps of equal importance, in March of 1783, in Newburgh NY, with a passionate speech to his officers, he prevented a march on Congress and perhaps an attempted coup d'état by his army when the Confederation Congress failed to act on pensions.
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