General Washington

15th June 1775: George Washington (1732 - 1799) appointed as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army of the United Colonies of America in the Assembly Room of the State House of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (now known as Independence Hall). (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)

When in Doubt, Act the Leader. George Washington, here on July 15, 1776, accepting command of the Continental Army, long harbored an appreciation for dramatics. (MPI/Getty Images)

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