The Journal of Major George Washington, 1754

The Journal of Major George Washington, 1754 George Washington
  • Title: The Journal of Major George Washington, 1754
  • Author: George Washington
  • ISBN: 9781625399755
  • Page: 164
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Journal of Major George Washington, 1754 George Washington The Journal of Major George Washington George Washington the first president of the United States needs no introduction As a year old he was sent to investigate the French forces in Ohio and around the Great Lakes A table
    George Washington 1732 1799 , the first president of the United States, needs no introduction As a 22 year old, he was sent to investigate the French forces in Ohio and around the Great Lakes.A table of contents is included.
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    About George Washington


    1. Born in 1732 into a Virginia planter family, he learned the morals, manners, and body of knowledge requisite for an 18th century Virginia gentleman.He pursued two intertwined interests military arts and western expansion At 16 he helped survey Shenandoah lands for Thomas, Lord Fairfax Commissioned a lieutenant colonel in 1754, he fought the first skirmishes of what grew into the French and Indian War The next year, as an aide to Gen Edward Braddock, he escaped injury although four bullets ripped his coat and two horses were shot from under him.From 1759 to the outbreak of the American Revolution, Washington managed his lands around Mount Vernon and served in the Virginia House of Burgesses Married to a widow, Martha Dandridge Custis, he devoted himself to a busy and happy life But like his fellow planters, Washington felt himself exploited by British merchants and hampered by British regulations As the quarrel with the mother country grew acute, he moderately but firmly voiced his resistance to the restrictions.When the Second Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia in May 1775, Washington, one of the Virginia delegates, was elected Commander in Chief of the Continental Army On July 3, 1775, at Cambridge, Massachusetts, he took command of his ill trained troops and embarked upon a war that was to last six grueling years.He realized early that the best strategy was to harass the British He reported to Congress, we should on all Occasions avoid a general Action, or put anything to the Risque, unless compelled by a necessity, into which we ought never to be drawn Ensuing battles saw him fall back slowly, then strike unexpectedly Finally in 1781 with the aid of French allies he forced the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown.Washington longed to retire to his fields at Mount Vernon But he soon realized that the Nation under its Articles of Confederation was not functioning well, so he became a prime mover in the steps leading to the Constitutional Convention at Philadelphia in 1787 When the new Constitution was ratified, the Electoral College unanimously elected Washington PresidentHe did not infringe upon the policy making powers that he felt the Constitution gave Congress But the determination of foreign policy became preponderantly a Presidential concern When the French Revolution led to a major war between France and England, Washington refused to accept entirely the recommendations of either his Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, who was pro French, or his Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, who was pro British Rather, he insisted upon a neutral course until the United States could grow stronger.To his disappointment, two parties were developing by the end of his first term Wearied of politics, feeling old, he retired at the end of his second In his Farewell Address, he urged his countrymen to forswear excessive party spirit and geographical distinctions In foreign affairs, he warned against long term alliances.Washington enjoyed less than three years of retirement at Mount Vernon, for he died of a throat infection December 14, 1799 For months the Nation mourned him.


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    1. A valuable primary source of the history of Virginia and the French and Indian Wars and, perhaps significant, an early window into the man who would become the Father of his Country Washington s journal details, with a surveyor s eye to distances, his trip into that part of North America then claimed by both England and France, though inhabited by neither in near the numbers of the native Iroquois.A helpful map and copies of the Governor s letter and French commander s reply are included.

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    2. interesting insight into the life of the father of our country George Washington unfortunately it was short it would have been interesting to have a in depth account, but we have what we have from Washington.

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    3. I read this along with George Washington s Rules of Civility Decent Behavior that he copied by hand by age 16 I believe many of the rules became principles he lived by There are a couple examples of this that I found while reading this journal 82 Undertake not what you cannot perform but be careful to keep your promise George Washington did not take his duty lightly you could see his unfailing determination as he wrote about his journey It definitely wasn t an easy journey The weather was almost [...]

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    4. This was a very short book, but I loved it I m a huge, huge, huge George Washington fan The title implies that it s an entire years journal, but it s really only May and a little June It turns out there was a big miscommunication involving some French troops, and then a battle, and then George Washington s journal was taken by the French This is that journal.The opening of the journal might be the best part, as it recounts the whole confusion and the battle I had no idea And I really do read a l [...]

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