Before our Founding Fathers could write the Declaration of Independence, they had to convince their colonies to go against the most powerful country in the world - Great Britain. This was not an easy task. All land-holding males of voting age were eligible to vote that day. In Virigina, the men insisted on a unanimous decision. If all of them did not agree to go against Great Britain, then the colony would not have voted for it. George Washington was voted to be in charge of the army. This was a task he did not relish, or look forward to. He was a gentleman farmer and wanted to return to farming as soon as he was done. He even longed to go sooner, but knew his country needed him.
While in Virginia, we had an opportunity to meet George Washington and ask him questions about his strategy. Here are some pictures of the day George came to visit us.