George Washington DVD
George Washington,"Father of his Country" (February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799) comes to life in this extraordinary story about his accomplishments as a military leader and political figure! Retrace the General's steps from the "Ïthe shot heard 'round the world" at Lexington to the dark days at Valley Forge. Follow his historic contributions as he helped form a new nation as the President of the Continental Congress. . . and then as the first elected President of the United States.
As the symbol of republicanism in practice, Washington embodied American values and was seen across the world as the symbol of the new nation. Even today, scholars rank him among the three greatest U.S. Presidents. During Washington's funeral oration, Henry Lee said that of among all Americans, George Washington was "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen." The young George Washington has the responsibility of taking care of his family. Proficient with math and numbers, Washington becomes a surveyor. When his half-brother Lawrence dies, George inherits Lawrence's land and home at Mount Vernon. Fighting breaks out between England and the colonies at Lexington, and the Continental Congress names Washington commander of the new Continental Army. Washington is unsure about this new responsibility, but he loyally accepts the commission. Throughout the long war, George Washington shows discipline, persistence and courage, all while inspiring his soldiers. At one particular low point, he thwarts a plan by Inspector General Conway to have him removed as head of the army and instead keeps his men motivated and unified for final victory. The new nation will survive!