General George Patton
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Summary of General George Patton

General George Patton was a very brave and hardworking man, he played a part in WW2. He was look at as a leader, and someone to look up to. He is best known for being the leader of the 7th U.S army and later the 3rd army. He helped develop some of the most important things that happened during this time. For example he helped with the armored warfare doctrine. He led the two armies in lots of battles like the invasion of Casablanca and the invasion of Sicily. Sometimes his leadership and hard-driving personality was overlooked by the way he spoke to others and his statements on certain subjects. He was very close with some of the other generals in the war, they wrote letters and talked about problems that were going on. Something that George was remembered by was his famous speech. This speech was an address to his troops. This speech was also the opening of a movie called “PATTON.” The speech talks about not fighting and that making you a coward, he didn’t think America should drop out of the war and he wants them to not be scared because you can be killed even when you aren’t in a war.

            Patton’s leadership and forces played a huge role in defeating the German counterattack in the battle of bulge. He was also involved in WW1. George was the first officer assigned to the newly made U.S Tank Corps. Him being involved with WW1 is what gave his reputation as being as outgoing and brave as he was. Another significant thing about him is that he was born on November 11th, which is Veterans Day. He was born to be a soldier and a good one at that. George got his training and education at West Point. Patton married and had 3 children, he wrote his son a very important letter while he was at war. In the letter he explained that there are two kinds of soldiers, a good one and a bad one. He also explained to his son not to be afraid because you’ll only regret the chances you didn’t take. When people look back on history they remember Patton for his perseverance and his hardworking qualities that he gave off everyday. General George Patton is and was a very influential soldier, he is still taught in schools today for his intelligent decisions and words. 

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Erica Benson's comment, February 9, 2014 4:07 PM
Nice background information, but needed to be about what he accomplished specifically in World War 2.
Erica Benson's comment, February 9, 2014 4:09 PM
Paragraph #2: How did your WW2 topic effect or change society, the economy, culture or future of America? What influence did it have and for how long? Provide examples and evidence from your research. (12 sentences)
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Primary Source 3: Thank you letter.

Primary Source 3: Thank you letter. | General George Patton | Scoop.it
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This is a letter that General George Patton wrote to another general. This was written in December of 1918. This is a thank you letter, it doens't tell us what he is thanking the other General for. Also in this letter they refer to somebody else, reccommending somebody else to the other general. Right after he explains how he can't because they both know the same things about him. 

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Primary Source 1: Diary Entry

Primary Source 1: Diary Entry | General George Patton | Scoop.it
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This primary document explains one of his days while he's away. It is a diary entry for March 2, 1943. He tells his diary how one of the guys went MIA and he doesn't know where they are. He also tells us about being attacked by germans. Germas attacked with 80 tanks. He talks about someone named john and how his friends are cowards. He fears that John is dead. 

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Erica Benson's comment, February 9, 2014 4:00 PM
Why is this significant? Minor spelling and grammar errors.
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Connection 1: Pentrace Article # 341:- Krone : General George S. Patton, Limited Edition

Connection 1: Pentrace Article # 341:- Krone : General George S. Patton, Limited Edition | General George Patton | Scoop.it
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This website is a connection because it shows what he would say about the war today. It says that if this was the war today, you would be dead. It gives the opinion of others on how they felt about his history in the war. The pen is significant because of it's weight in your pocket, its a constant reminder. Pens, bullets, and other items are kept on desks in honor of General George Patton. 

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Website 2: The Official Website of General George Patton - Biography

Patton's Web Site, including a biography, photographs and quotations from the legendary general.
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From this website I learned that George was a very independent, and that people can depend on him. I learned that John J. Pershings thought highly of him after his first experience at the war. I learned that his first encounter with the war was the Expedition to Mexico. After that battle, people knew that he was going to be a fighter. George Patton had lots of determination. 

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Vocabulary list and sentences

Vocabulary list and sentences | General George Patton | Scoop.it
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1. This remarkable man showed heroism even in the most dangerous conditions.

2. Those guards stand around to keep the amphitheater from being destroyed.

3. Eating that raw meat immortalized John.

4. Once they realized he was in the town, they had to send a request in for a rendition.

5. When buying music you get to choose if you want to buy it clean or unexpurgated.

6. In class, our teacher keeps things her grandpa gave her after his experience in the war for memorabilia. 

7. She was maimed after being in that awful accident.

8. I didn’t know who to vote for after reading her rhetoric speech. 

9. His insignias let us know where he stood in the war.

10. According to General Patton you are a coward if you don’t fight in the war. 

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Primary Source 2: Manvotional: A Letter from General George S. Patton to His Son

Primary Source 2: Manvotional: A Letter from General George S. Patton to His Son | General George Patton | Scoop.it
On June 6, 1944, General George S. Patton wrote this letter to his twenty-year-old son, George Jr., who was enrolled at West Point. Patton Sr. was in England tr
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This primary source is a letter. It is a letter he wrote to his son while he was away. It explains how soldiers are and what he fears. He tells his son that there are two types of successful soldiers. He also says he doesn't have an idea of being killed but you never know what will happen, so take chances. Another thing he explains to his son in this letter is how you can be a coward or go for it, because most men are timid before entering a fight. 

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Connection 2: Patton's Career A Brilliant One

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This website is a connection because it talks about him being a legend. It also shows how he is still talked about in schools today. It says "his great soldierly qualities were matched by one of the most colorful personalities of his period." It tells how his outgoing and hardworking qualities urged soldiers today to be like him. He was the leader of the third army. 

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Website 3: George Patton - General George Patton World War 2

Website 3: George Patton - General George Patton World War 2 | General George Patton | Scoop.it
General George Patton was a key American commander during World War II. A gifted athlete, George Patton saw service in World War I and helped pioneer mobile warfare.
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From this website, I learned that George Patton was a leader. Even after war he was asked to do special things, like write history on the war. He traveled back to Los Angeles after the war with one of his good friends. I learned about his unfortunate death by a car accident. He will be remembered by his pride and great leadership. 

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Website 1: The Famous Patton Speech | Printer Ink

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From this website I learned that General George Patton had an assertive and positive effect on the rest of the people. He was very strong-minded and knew what he wanted. I also learned that he had his beliefs and he stuck to those beliefs; no one could change his mind. I learned that he thought it made you less of a man if you didn’t want to fight in the war. 

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