George Washington was a great leader. He was very humbled and had a very big heart. He truly cared for every single one of his soldiers. The way he carried himself gave confidence to his troops. In 1775, he was named commander in chief of the Continental Army in the American uprising. In his first battle, he was able to box the British out of Boston, but later that year he was almost captured when he lost New York City. During every battle he rode in the front never in the back because he wanted to show his troops that they were all in this together.