His Excellency, George Washington, Joseph Ellis
In a complete essay, answer ONE of the following. Please do not forget to answer the entire essay question (100 points).
Ellis’ book is in reality a psychological study of George Washington. In your opinion, what did the author consider to be Washington’s three strongest character traits? How did these characteristics affect Washington’s career, both military and political? Make sure to explain your answers.
Ellis says that the other “founding fathers” were considered more intellectually capable than George Washington, and yet it was Washington who was first in the pantheon of our country’s founders. What explanation does Ellis offer for this phenomena? What is YOUR opinion? Be sure to back it up.