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To: Pharmboy
It certainly is fascinating. I've been teaching my son that history isn't made by men who were born great, but by men who became great. And that everything in Nation's past has led us to the point we are today.

Our history lessons reminded me that the French and Indian War opened the Ohio Valley to greater British settlement, planting the seeds for Eminent Domain, and it gave the very inexperienced Colonials an opportunity to earn their stripes prior to the Revolution.

Washington became a Colonial hero because of the F/I War, and that fame helped cement his selection to lead the Patriot Army. I'm really enjoying 4th Grade History!

BTW, I enjoyed your story of visiting Mount Vernon on Christmas Day. Our family tradition is to visit the Smithsonian Museums and other Mall attractions on Christmas Eve. It's the best time to go. Very little traffic and minor crowds.

Have you been to the new Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian? It is a beautiful building, gorgeous architecture, but disappointing exhibits. I'd like a lot more on Native American history and traditions and a lot less of "Modern Artists who just happen to be Indians."

48 posted on 01/01/2005 9:02:45 AM PST by TontoKowalski
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To: TontoKowalski
...planting the seeds for Eminent Domain...

I think you mean "manifest destiny."

69 posted on 01/01/2005 9:59:06 AM PST by Future Snake Eater ("Stupid grandma leaver-outers!"--Tom Servo)
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To: TontoKowalski
...planting the seeds for Eminent Domain...

Eminent domain?? Did you mean Manifest Destiny or, perhaps, The Monroe Doctrine?

112 posted on 01/01/2005 2:00:09 PM PST by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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