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George Washington

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posted on Mar, 25 2003 @ 01:21 PM
The revolutionary war is believed to have been fought for independence, no taxation without representation, freedom, etc. What many don't realize is that George Washington, a land surveyor, had business prospects for land sales in Ohio, Virginia and Kentucky which was inhabited by the Shawnee, Delaware and Mingo nations, Covenant Chain tribes of the Iroquois nation. Britian had signed a treaty with the Iroquois tribe to halt frontier settlement in these areas but Washington needed the money and the frontiersman, led by Daniel Boone, wanted the land so it was decided by Washington and company to violate the treaty. This was the direct result of the Revolutionary War and had more to do with that war than a tea tax. (The Boston Tea Party, with "patriots" disguised as American Indians is especially ironic.) The young U.S. was broke after the Revolutionary War and needed more land sales for money. George Washington would make a killing if they could acquire even more lands from the American Indians. The war of 1812 between Britain and the U.S. would have bankrupted the young nation if they lost, they needed the Indian land and they acquired it, piece by piece, coast to coast. "Manifest Destiny" George Washington and the U.S. army also employed American Indians in this war and others as scouts and warriors and thanked them by taking their lands and in some cases, burning their villages, crops and orchards as happened to the Seneca tribe of the Iroqois Nation of New York state. As far as chemical warfare, the British and later the U.S. were one of the first nations to employ such tactics.

An excerpt from Lee Sultzman's Compact Histories.
"In desperation, Amherst wrote the commander at Fort Pitt, Captain Simeon Ecuyer, suggesting he deliberately attempt to infect the Shawnee, Delaware, and Mingo besieging his fort with gifts of smallpox-infected blankets and handkerchiefs. Ecuyer took this as an order and did exactly that. It proved particularly effective... "


posted on Mar, 25 2003 @ 01:43 PM
But what does this have to do with the price of tea in China?

In what way is it relevant to a forum about the War with Iraq, or North Korea? Sure, I can see some inferred parallels here if you're really stretching it...but you failed to remark on such parallels or illustrate them into an anti-war arguement (which I am assuming was your intention?)

posted on Mar, 25 2003 @ 06:41 PM
You present only a sliver of reasons for the war as the "primary reason" which simply is not true.

Perhaps you should look into George Washington's being a "Traveling man" and you'd realize the "truth" of the war.

As for the Iroqois, they had what they deserved, they were attacking civilians and Washington solved the problem by burning down 48 of their 50 villages.

You are trying to pin the war's cause to a small thing. Most who perpetuated the war, ended up broke, from financing the war, but I guess you don't hear that.

After all, GW didn't really finance anything, neither did Thomas Jefferson, and like wise they weren't the ONLY one's who made the war happen.

America is the land of the Travellers, a land of Freedom, just because you don't know the Constitution, nor respect it, by trying to point the whole thing on land deals, doesn't mean it's the "whole truth".


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