Comments: Gratuitous Seven Years' War Posting

"I THINK THIS DUMBING DOWN IS QUITE DELEBRATE".
Me thinks you are correct.
Perhaps our educators wish to conceal from their youthful charges that the founders of this great nation were almost exclusively WHITE MALES.
Sometimes ANGRY white male.
White males who bitterly clung to their guns and their religion.

P.S. They also used tobacco, drank a lot, and only hugged a tree when they drank TOO much.

Posted by Tbird at May 28, 2008 02:20 PM

Somewhere, the teaching of History is neglected.

Most people would be rendered speechless if the were told a certain prominent American had

* Commanded Colonial troops in support of Britain's North American campaigns during the Seven Years War

* Was Upset when he and his fellow Colonial Officers were denied the King's Commission as Regular Army Officers

* Was a Warden in his Anglican Parish

And some would argue, the match that lit the flame of the Revolution was the conclusion they were being denied the Rights of Englishmen (as evidenced by Taxation without Representation).

Posted by kmr at May 28, 2008 06:32 PM

I thought this was typically called "The French and Indian War" in the States.

Posted by Son of a Pig and a Monkey at May 29, 2008 12:00 PM

Have you ever been to Jumonville, Pa?? I've been there several times. Pretty part of the Keystone state and definitly worth seeing. Ft. Necessity is down the road from Jumonville (RT 40).

Ok, enough PA homerism.

Posted by stillers at June 1, 2008 03:43 AM