Washington, the Indispensable Man Short Essay - Answer Key

James Thomas Flexner
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Short Essay Questions Key

1. Describe what George Washington was by birth and training according to Flexner.

According to Flexner, Washington was by birth and training a rich, conservative, British-oriented Virginia aristocrat. Washington enjoyed the outdoors and the wilderness.

2. Describe George Washington's childhood home.

George Washington's childhood home had six rooms, four on the main level and two above. The rooms were crowded with thirteen beds and a couch.

3. Describe Fort Le Boeuf.

Fort Le Boeuf was located near Waterford, Pennsylvania. The fort contained one canon. Fort Le Boeuf was enclosed by logs, rectangular in shape, and surrounded by swirling water.

4. What were George Washington's feelings about Sally Fairfax?

Washington thought fondly of Fairfax, but the nature of their relationship cannot be defined based on existing documents.

5. Describe the British operations after becoming tired of the Ohio Wilderness in 1755.

After becoming tired of the Ohio Wilderness in 1755, the British moved their operations to the North, which left Virginia's settled frontier unprotected from the Indians.

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