On November 2, 1783, George Washington retired from the army at the end of the American Revolution. Even though he was a very successful general and very famous among the people in the new nation, he decided to retire instead of trying to get more power. He used the last orders he gave to his army to talk to them about what it would take to be good citizens of the newly formed country and to ask for God’s blessings to be shown to them. We’re going to do a map activity of the thirteen colonies and then enjoy a copywork excerpt from George Washington’s farewell speech. Print, cursive, and manuscript copywork to trace and to copy are included.
Fits American history and Revolutionary War timelines.*
*If you are new to this series, visit my introduction to timelines.