George Washington Enters The Revolution

The American Revolution was a great time in U.S. history. It showed that America was coming into its own and had enough of the British rule which so badly hurt each and every single American s pride by seeing the Red coats walking all over them. There was one man who had just about as much of a passion to get rid of the British as anyone. This man was George Washington. A great leader of the country and respected by all then and now. George Washington as a little child was raised in a part of north England. George was raised and educated mostly by his mother due to his fathers death at age 10. When he moved to Westmoreland county Virginia, the legend began. As the U.S. revolution began with the over taxation on the U.S. citizens. Most were sick off the shabby treatment of being so called "second hand citizens". George Washington had a more than normal reaction to an act entitled "The Stamp act". In a letter to his wife s relative Francis Dandridge he expressed how he felt about the matter. "The Stamp Act Imposed on the colonies by the Parliment of Great Britain engrosses the conversation of the Speculative part of the colonists,

who look upon this unconstitutional method of taxation as a direful attack upon their liberties, and loudly exclaim against the violation "(Yours Truly George Washington; Thomas J. Flemming p.39) Thus Washington decided that after a few more annoyances by Parliament that he was going to fight the revolution. Then on the date of June 15th 1775 George Washington was crowned as the man who would lead the army to victory against the British.(George Washington in the American Revolution; James Thomas Flexner p.9) Congressmen, Benjamin Rush of Pennsylvania said it best when saying Washington s presence was just mind numbing. From when Washington Gets the General Position, "rose from his(Washington) seat and with some confusion thanked the company for the honor they did him." He continued to say, "A silence followed it, as if every heart was penetrated with the awful but great events which were to follow the use of the sword of liberty which had just been put into General Washington s hands by the unanimous voice of his country."(George Washington in The American Revolution; James Thomas Flexner p.9) Thus George Washington had entered the war not only a soldier but a man and a general.

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