Why Was George Washington a Good Leader?


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Select an example of the formal power Washington exercised.

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1. Identify one personal characteristic that conferred informal authority on Washington

2. Select the American Revolutionary battle where George Washington demonstrated superb leadership skills.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will bring to light what you know about George Washington's leadership skills. You'll be required to answer questions on key points like Washington's formal power and informal power that he also used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out how much you know about these areas of study:

  • Characteristic of Washington's informal power
  • Battle during the Revolutionary War where Washington was successful
  • One position that Washington never held

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on George Washington's leadership skills
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Washington's formal and informal uses of power
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a battle where Washington demonstrated his ability to lead

Additional Learning

Feel free to learn more with the accompanying lesson entitled Why Was George Washington a Good Leader? You'll be covering the following topics:

  • Analysis of formal and informal power
  • Washington's strong character
  • Details about some of his other leadership skills
  • His retirement after serving two terms as U.S. President