When Did George Washington Fight His First Military Battle?

And Other Questions about the French and Indian War

From the Series Six Questions of American History

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

When George Washington was twenty-two years old, he served as an officer in the British colonial army. He helped Great Britain in its struggle against France for control of North America. Both armies had set up forts and had formed alliances with the Native Americans, but until 1754, there had not been any battles. Everything changed when British soldiers ambushed the French at Fort Necessity on July 3. Within days, the French fought back, brutally attacking the British. Like the other colonists, Washington knew that a war had begun. But who would lead the British soldiers? How long would the war last? And why do we call these battles the French and Indian War? Discover the facts about French and Indian War, and learn how it changed American history forever.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2011-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.2
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF025190
Dewey 973.4'1092
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 790
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 5.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 142851
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Index, Primary source quotations/images, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, Websites, and eSource

Author: Francesca Davis DiPiazza

Francesca Davis DiPiazza grew up loving the smell of books; but as soon as she saw a computer, she thought, Terrific! more ways to share more words with more people! Online since 1994, she still uses an orange 1970s rotary-dial phone. One of her cultural geography books for Lerner Publishing Group, Zimbabwe in Pictures, won the Society of School Librarians International Book Award.

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Six Questions of American History

Explore pivotal moments in US history, from colonial times to the Civil War. Discover the who, what, where, when, why, and how of important events such as the Pilgrims settling at Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Abraham Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. Writing exercises at the… View available downloads →