"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty."
~ Thomas Jefferson

While viewing the video titled "1776" respond to the following questions to help with your attention and understanding.

1. George Washington emerges as an obvious leader of the "Continental Army". Answer the next two questions about Washington:
  • A. How was Washington described by the historians as well as by his "contemporaries" who are quoted in the video?

  • B. How does Washington respond to his appointment as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army?