Washington serves out of duty, both as an officer in the war and as president. He likes to fully assess a situation and find out all its details before committing to it. Washington uses familiar battle tactics in the war, and places a great deal of trust in earlier governments; he models the behavior, functions, and even some of the laws of his government over those in Europe. He feels a sense of closeness to others through their mutual experiences and hardships in the war. On occasion Washington shows a more romantic and melancholy nature, which accompanies his theorizing on the present moment (his concerns in battle, his shared desire to see the war end, and his thoughts about the French). Washington is a learned man, willing and eager to listen to the ideas of others, sometimes able to participate in them, but not always inclined to follow their guidance. Fear of unforeseen consequences in the French Revolution leads him to refuse to participate. He is a natural leader, able to organize troops, keep them in line, and willing to take immediate action. He takes a strong upper hand with the members of his cabinet, using his power to both curtail their arguing (his demands that Jefferson and Hamilton be civil in spite of major disagreements) and to remind others of their place (deliberately excluding Adams from meetings, as punishment for his unpopular opinions). Washington expects obedience and his decisions regarding their potential alliance with the “new” French government are final. Honor does not merely compel him to action; Washington strongly believes in the cause, so much so that he is willing to risk his life for it. He is emotionally subdued, but has a strong personal sense of honor that is offended when others treat one another in ways he believes are inconsiderate and immature.

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A quiet, plainspoken and peaceful man, Washington complies with the Congress’ desire for him to serve as their general, despite his overall modesty. He does not want to create a fuss, even though he’s angry that the army has received nothing the Congress has promised them – thus allowing John Adams to fight his battles for him in Congress. He is upset when the public sides against him after his decision not to support the French, and soon retires from public life, unable to endure their anger with him. He also dislikes it immensely when Hamilton and Jefferson descend into shouting matches, and informs them they WILL learn to respect each other’s opinions. His 1 wing is principled and duty-driven.