George Washington, Hero of America
By, Aishani Basu
Going into War
When the French and Indian War started, George was chosen to be Major, 21 years of age. When he came back with a triumphant victory, Parliament started to really act up. The colonists had to pay unfair taxes, and quarter soldiers.
As the war was starting, the colonists made a Continental Congress, where there would be representatives from each colony, and they would meet to discuss these problems that the Parliament and King had thrown on their shoulders. They decided that George Washington would be the best person to be the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, since he had had a lot of experience in the French and Indian War.