Essay on George Washington

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A man who stood 6 feet, 2 inches tall with teeth composed of wood and hippopotamus ivory does not even begin to describe George Washington. He was born February 22, 1732 but forever lives in American history. He was a large component of the French and Indian War and achieved many accomplishments as a military leader and soldier. One of the most unique qualities of George Washington was the fact that he was very insightful when learning from his prior defeats in battle, and he had a strong will to never give up. He learned from his experiences in each battle to learn more about himself, and more about his desire to change the 13 colonies association with Britain. Although George Washington was born in a privileged English household he took …show more content…
His half brother lived in Mount Vernon. (http://sc94.ameslab.gov/TOUR/gwash.html, 1).

In 1745, when George was 13 years old, he took a very important art class that taught him how to sketch maps. Through this art class, he realized a talent that proves to be very valuable later in life. He finds out that he is talented in looking at a country, and sketching it 2 dimensionally. Through this talent, 3 years later, George was given an internship from Lord Fairfax. He was associated with Lord Fairfax due to the fact that it was Lawrence’s half brother in law (Johnson, 15). This ended up being his first time that he needed to speak with the Natives. This showed to be another one of George Washington’s strengths. George was always accepting towards the Indians and, “ treated Indians as a fact of American life-of which scalping their enemies was merely one feature-rather than an occasion for passing moral judgments, for or against” (Johnson, 17). This shows that he never has had any negative opinions on Indians and doesn’t treat them disrespectfully. This fact can be very helpful when he later becomes involved in the military. However, through this exposure, George begins to develop some opinions on what the Indians should and shouldn’t be allowed to do. He discovers that he believes that the Indians should not be able to settle in the land that is westward. He forms the opinion that this land is reserved

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