George Washington: Summoned By A Country; One Man Stood Strong



Nick Wilkerson
Mrs. Beverly Zieres
British Literature and Composition

No other man has anymore history in the making of a nation than
George Washington. Washington, known as the father of this nation, was a
fighter and a leader whose accomplishments led to the creation of this
great nation. No matter what part of history is found, Washington holds
his reputation. Edward Channing states it perfectly: “Of all men in
history, not one so answers our expectations as Washington. Into whatever
part of his life the historian puts his probe, the result is always
satisfactory” (Callahan IX). This is why Washington is more than just a
man in our nation's history, he is a symbol for future ...

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travel through rough terrain in inclimate weather to the
Ohio Valley, to warn the French to stay off the British land. The French
refused and the war began (Meltzer 34-40).
Necessity, a small fort built by Washington's forces 40 miles from
the French Territory was the sight where the first bloodshed of the French
and Indian War occurred. This battle belonged to Washington's forces.
This victory raised George's confidence in himself and captured him a
promotion to Colonel of the Virginia Regiment. It also gave him an
unwarranted contempt for the French (Meltzer 40).
The Seven Years War, known as the French and Indian War, cost over
a million civilians and soldiers their lives (Meltzer 40).
In July of 1754, a battle between Washington's troops and the
French and the Indian ended in a disaterious defeat for Washington. The
indians decided to fight with the winners, the French. As Callahan states “
The future commander-in-chief of the American Army in the Revolution ended
his ...

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yearning for military action,
volunteered to join Braddock's staff as an aid. With his vast experience
in wilderness fighting, Washington was considered a big asset by Braddock.
George was glad to leave his beloved Mount Vernon, he had fallen in love
with his best friend's wife, Sally Fairfax. He thought leaving would take
his mind off of her, and help him concentrate on other concerns.
Washington leaving his home did not stop the communication between him and
Sally, she wrote to him faithfully, with him responding. Sally was known
to have communicated with Washington throughout his life. Letters were
found after his death from Mrs. Fairfax, along with letters from his future
wife, ...

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