Of George Washington
Once a cannonball almost hit him and his men. Everyone hid, but George. He didn't even move! He was a brave leader, time and time again.
Another time he burst threw a battlefield of open fire. Both sides thought he was the enemy and fired at him. He galloped through without getting hit.
He first fought for the Britsh during the French and Indian War. Once the colonists broke away from the British, he joined forces with them.
After the French and Indian War was over, the British began putting heavy taxes on goods coming into the colonies to help cover the cost of the French and Indian War. This angered the colonists and led to the American Revolution.
In 1773, angry colonists dumped a shipload of British tea into the Boston Harbor. This became known as the Boston Tea Party. The colonists were mad that they were made to pay taxes to a goverment that did not allow them to be represented. Their motto was, "No taxation without representation!"
The Continental Congress set up an army with George Washington at the head to fight the British. The Continetal Army that George Washington was put in charge of, was made up of regular men and boys. Most had no training or uniforms. The militia men were farmers, storekeepers, and other workers. They did not want to be away from home. George took these men and trained them to WIN!
One of his greatest and smartest attacks came when he attacked the British on Christmas Eve night by crossing the icy Delaware River. The Britsh didn't even know what hit them.