This video is one in a three part series that presents the stories of three of America's greatest heroes: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and General U.S. Grant. This episode is on the life of George Washington. The film traces Washington's youth in Virginia, through his military career, and then to his service as the first president of the United States. The presentation of Washington's military exploits show him to be an outstanding strategist and leader. As a politician, he was unique: his oft-stated position was that one should return to private life as soon as the need for public service ended. Dramatizations, historical paintings, and expert commentary tell the story.
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