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George Washington & the French Revolution

Louis Martin Sears

George Washington & the French Revolution

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Published by Wayne State University Press in Detroit, MI .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Washington, George, -- 1732-1799,
  • France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Foreign public opinion

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 355-359.

    StatementLouis Martin Sears.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 378 p. ;
    Number of Pages378
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23847782M

    But, before the presidency of George Washington could gain much traction, politics in France were changing. By , after three years of continued conflict in the French Revolution and despite being part of a constitutional monarchy, King Louis XVI was deposed. France was already at war with Austria, Prussia and other European powers.


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By the time of the American Revolution, Washington had a vast knowledge of the Royal Army, a 6-foot-2 stature that lent him automatic gravitas and, after 13 successful years as a. Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Sears, Louis Martin, George Washington & the French Revolution.

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He is known as ‘the Father of His Country.’ Learn more about Washington’s life. George Washington (Febru – Decem ) commanded the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War (–). After serving as President of the United States ( to ), he briefly was in charge of a new army in Washington, despite his youth, played a major role in the frontier wars against the French and Indians in the s and e/branch: Continental Army.

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In he led a diplomatic mission to evict the French from the Ohio River Valley but created an international incident when he killed a French soldier and was later.