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This Is A Speech Outline Done For A Speech Class About The Biography Of Our First President, George Washington.

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Sameer BhavnaniPeriod 3 Speech Com. 1Mr. Borden11-11-03Speech to InformGeneral Speech Purpose: To InformSpecific Speech Purpose: to inform audience about the lifeIntroductionI.Ello Ello, how many people here know about George Washington? But how many of you really know about him, besides the fact he was our first president.II.Who is George Washington, and what has he done for us?III.His way of living, and what made him rise above the rest.IV.Today I would like to introduce you to the fascinating "History of George Washington!"BodyI.We know the exact place and time George Washington came into existence.A.George Washington was born in 1732 in a Virginia Planter Family.1.He pursued two intertwined interests: military arts and western expansion.2.At 16 he helped survey Shenandoah lands for Thomas, Lord Fairfax.B.Commissioned a lieutenant colonel in 1754, he fought the first skirmishes of what grew into the French and Indian War.1.The next year, as an aide to Gen. Edward Braddock, he escaped injury although four bullets ripped his coat and two horses were shot from under him.2.From 1759 to the outbreak of the American Revolution, Washington managed his lands around Mount Vernon and served in the Virginia House of Burgesses. Married to a widow, Martha Dandridge Custis, he devoted himself to a busy and happy life.3.But like his fellow planters, Washington felt himself exploited by British merchants and hampered by British regulations.II.As the quarrel with the mother country grew acute, he moderately but firmly voiced his resistance to the restrictions.A.When the Second Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia in May 1775, Washington, one of the Virginia delegates, was elected Commander in Chief of the Continental Army.1.On July 3, 1775, at Cambridge, Massachusetts, he took command of his ill-trained troops and embarked upon a war that was to last six grueling years.B.He realized early that the best strategy was to harass the British.1.He reported to Congress, "we should on all Occasions avoid a general Action, or put anything to the Risque, unless compelled by a necessity, into which we ought never to be drawn."2.(Play...

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