George Washington Rhetorical Analysis

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“On Christmas night, in a blizzard, he leads his men across the ice‐flecked Delaware River to Trenton, NJ, surprises a drunken Hessian garrison, and seizes Trenton for a time. Washington slips away to Princeton, where he strikes the British rear. Leading the attack on his horse, he shouted: “Parade with me, my brave fellows!” And when the British line’s break, he leads the charge with another shout: “It is a fine fox chase, my boys!” (timeline of George Washington) Washington led them to attack the British.
2. Bridge Sentence which includes background information and connects the hook to the thesis
“Washington attacks a British force ,leaving Philadelphia for New York. When a general retreats instead of attacking, Washington dresses him down, swearing at him “till the leaves shook the trees,” a soldier later says. Then Washington takes command. “His presence stopped the retreat,” a staff officer writes. “ his own presence, he brought order out of confusion, animated his troops, and led them to success.” He led his troops by himself, to success.(timeline of george washington)
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Finish paragraph with a clear thesis with an organized plan of development that establishes the purpose of the essay.
"Therefore, the three qualities that made George Washington an effective/ineffective leader were _____________, ____________, & ___________.
Washington was an effective leader because he was taking control and not being a figurehead. Also, he led our country in war and supported our army. Also, in his own words he said “There is one reward that nothing can deprive me of and that is the consciousness of having done my duty with the strictest rectitude and most scrupulous exactness”, so he is a humble person because with.” He asks for reimbursement of expenses, and he will not take any pay.
Paragraph 2: First Body