Collections for the Classroom: George Washington: From Soldier to Commander in Chief

George Washington Teacher Workshop, American Revolution Institute

July 8, 2021

George Washington subscribed (literally and figuratively) to the aims of the Society of the Cincinnati as they were outlined in its Institution, and he served as the Society’s president general from its inception until his death. Those aims, which were Washington’s aims as well as the aims of the Society, included perpetuating the fellowship of the officers of the Continental Army and Navy, perpetuating the memory of the achievement of American independence, and advocating for justice to be done for veteran officers.

These collection items were selected for a workshop with teachers participating in the first virtual George Washington Teacher Institute studying “George Washington: From Soldier to Commander in Chief.”



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