I Am George Washington (I Am, Book 5)
Grace Norwich, Anthony VanArsdale
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Age range: 8 - 10 Years
The inspiring tale of an American hero's journey to become the first President of the United States.
Just in time for President's Day, children will be moved by Washington's revolutionary vision for our country. Celebrated war hero, George Washington used his progressive ideals to become the first President of the US, earning the nickname "Father of his country." Readers will be inspired by Washington's heroic journey to make America a better place.
notebook. These were what I called rules of civility, and they were important far after I first committed them to memory. I lived by these sound rules my whole life. But one rule—Rule 82—particularly comes to mind when I think back about both my adventures leading the ragtag American army against the British superpower in the Revolutionary War, and also becoming the first president of the United States of America. “Undertake not what you cannot perform,” the rule states, “but be careful to keep
cries of the Indians and the smoke from hidden French muskets, the English soldiers shot one another, took off and ran, or fell dead. In the end, more than nine hundred men were killed—including the general. George was unharmed even though his coat was shot four times, his hat was shot once (right off his head), and two horses were killed while he was riding. “The shocking Scenes which presented themselves in this Nights March are not to be described,” he said about the battle. “The dead, the
the Stamp Act—not because they felt bad about what they had done, but because they needed people in America to buy their stuff! In fact, just in case the Americans got the wrong idea about their intentions, on the same day Parliament repealed the Stamp Act, it also passed the Declaratory Act, which stated it could make laws enforceable in the colonies “in all cases whatsoever.” As if to prove the point, Parliament soon passed a new law that the colonies had to pay taxes on any paper, glass,
signed the Declaration of Independence. The primary reasons were the battles at Lexington and Concord earlier that spring. When British soldiers were ordered to capture and destroy military supplies, the Massachusetts militia fought back. The combat marked the first open fighting between British troops and colonial soldiers on American soil. George heard the news about the fighting and wrote to a friend, “[T]he once happy and peaceful plains of America are either to be drenched in blood, or
inhabited by slaves. Sad alternative! But can a virtuous man hesitate in his choice?” This was one job George was not sure he wanted. The Continental Congress asked him to take command of the newly formed Continental army. But George didn’t know if he was up to the task. Could he really lead an army against the British? In his military track record, he had more losses than wins. George had little experience compared to the generals on the opposite side, who had spent years training and then out