George Washington’s World 3-21-13
By Genevieve Foster
Tension was building up between
England and , and this finally turned
into the French and Indian War. I read
about how the French built a fort on land claimed by both the English and the
French. The Virginian governor sent
George Washington to tell them to leave.
The French would not leave, and France
brought the reply back to Governor Dinwiddie.
A little while later Washington
set out for the French fort again, this time with orders to make them
leave. He had some soldiers with
him. He attacked a small group of French
successfully. Then a lot of French soldiers came, and
attacked Washington . This time the French won. They gave Washington a paper to sign. They told him that it just said that the
English wouldn’t come back for a year.
His interpreter was not a very good one, and he gave the paper to Washington to sign. What it actually said was that he had
murdered the small group of French that he attacked. Washington
I also read about Frederick of Prussia. Three of the most powerful women in Europe were plotting against him: Maria Theresa of
Empress Elizabeth of Russia,
and Madame de Pompadour (who had most of the power in ). France
I also read about William Pitt, and I read about the crowning of George III of
, but I’m out of time now. England