I have a stoy to tell ya’ll. It goes like dis, I was just sittin at home mindin my own bussiness when BAM! There was some magical weapons called “guns” shootin outside my home. We was terified for our lives. It was those French and British people again fightin for the indians land. Why can’t you just share it?
As a Quaker myself, fighting is sumthin i don’t belive im. Why can”t everyone just get along and be peaceful? Just cuz of dis war, I might have to help in the war which is against my belifs. MY whole daily life is messed up. Dey fightin in the woods so I have to be careful while on the job. It’s not as bad near me as i have heard it is down in other colonies. I am very lucky. Praise Jesus!
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well lets start out with just saying i love that you quakers are peacefull people but theses slave masters up here in geogia be mean yall need to come down here and and preach to theres masters amen
I wish I could be like you quakers just be peaceful. All the slave masters down in Gogia are wippin and hittin those slaves down there.
There is a war going on in the Ohio Valley Region between us, British, and the French. My family and I know very much about this war because we live a short distance away from some of their forts and fighting grounds. Since Boston is such a large city we see British troops walking the streets on a daily basis. Us British and French fight over the same thing...land. We both want to expand our empires, even though the Native Americans were here first.
Although the British troops are close by, we still have to be on edge in case the Native Americans would attack us. We now know that the Native Americans are no longer allies with us, they are friends with the nasty French fleet. So the Native Americans have started attacking our British colonies killing many innocent people.
I agree with you on that they both want to expand their empires. I also agree with you on that the Native Americans are no longer allies with us the British. I think you should move farther away from the war zone so you are not attacked.
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I agree that they both want to expand empires. Native Americans no longer allies with us. Move farther away from that darn war zone and yall wont have tu worre.
I operate Smith Inc Lumber Company, on Pittsburgh Road, in Pennsylvania. Have you heard of Pittsburgh Road? I believe it goes all the way to Boston Harbor, but I've only been to the harbor twice. I am a Quaker in Breezewood, Pennyslvania. I see you are on the British side! If we were to pick a side, though we won't, we would pick the British. In fact, I even helped the British as they marched to a battle with the French in the Ohio Valley, which is just over the large mountainous hill that's west of us. My wife, Belinda, helped the general, who happened to be General Braddock. Have you heard of him? Thanks for letting us further understand why the British and French are fighting, as I wasn't sure. I hope the war doesn't affect you, as the cannons, which are very, very, muffled, can be heard occasionally.
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I agree with you guys on fighting with the British and trying to take over the Ohio valley. What where you helping the British with and I thought if you where a Quaker.
It's sad to hear that you live so close to the war. We hope that your family doesn't get hurt since you live so close to the war. Your story was very descriptive. The Native Americans are the friendliest people on this earth. We are friends with them!
Hello it is me Reese Withersmith again. I hear in the city that the French and Britain are in conflict over the Ohio Valley. I don’t really care about this war with the French, they don't even bother us plantation owners in Georgia. I haven't been affected by these rising tensions.
All I do is my normal life. My slaves work at the plantation making me money. I still teach my kids the same things and I don't think the French are bad but this silly war should stop.
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well it appears that we see in different views here i am a slave and you are a master you control me maybe one day I be on your plantation you better not be mean to me or consequences will be awaiting.at our plantation we are not bothered by the conflict either i cant stand plantation oweners
Hello my name is tessa and I loved how you added facts and opinions in your blog. I feel the same way about the war that has been going on between the french and the british. Also I think that you did a great job at creating your blog. Thanks you a lot!
The tensions between the French and Britain happened about every day. They were terrible because they took my cattle and has destroyed my crops. It effected my daily life a lot because it forces me to work harder to make food for my family. My fellow colonists and I are effected more than people in Georgia, because it is in my front yard.
It has made my family and I work harder. I wish I lived in Georgia sometimes. My son Justin got very dehydrated in the field. We do not have a lot of money because we spent it all getting more cattle. We had to rebuild our house because there was a battle right in front of our house. I wish the war would stop.
I never liked the war close to my home. The British made my family move because they claimed our land.The French also wanted our land but, our tribe told them that the British already took our land. I do not really want to take sides on this matter. The tension between the French and the British does not really affect my daily life. I am a very calm and peaceful person so the rising tension does not bother me. .
Well let me tell you I was out hunting some dear then we saw red coats marching to our tribe. So the men and I ran through the forest to tell the chief about the red coats are coming. then we went to the french and told the Red coats are coming. They came with us through the trees to hide then we attack. I never liked wars but if its to protect are family the so be it we fight.
Hello how are you doing? My name is DaQuan Chong and I am a colonist at New York and it is great colony I tell you. Well, it's that time of war and now it's the French and Indian War. Personally, I think this war is just a waste of time and I don't care what happens. Just share the dang land! I mean if were just going to sit here and be lazy, then we should do something about this!
In my previous entry I explained that I was Jewish and I moved to Norway but then moved to New York so I have had a busy life. But when I moved here I didn't expect to be in a outrageous war between the French and British. I mean if the Indian tribes could split up on to two sides why can't we just do that for the land and say one side is Britain's and the other is France's? There problem solved. Hallelujah! The world can sometimes need a small-town Jewish man. Also this has affected me by nonstop people coming through and asking for me to serve in the war. Also, this war has affected me by stopping me crop production and so it is extra hard to provide for my family(ies). Well all this started when this one fella named George killed a Native leader and all this are just effects from it. All in all, I think our colony is pretty lucky compared to areas such as the Ohio Valley and areas around that. So this is DaQuan Chong saying Good Night America. I will see you later.
French colonists and British colonists are fighting over trade. The British want expand west But the French have already “claimed” that territory even though the Native Americans have been there for all of my history. They are especially fighting over the Ohio Valley Region. That is where there are three rivers that cross so it is very powerful in the trade business and who ever owns it will gain a lot of power in trade. My views on this topic are that I want the French to win because the British took some of my tribes land. I have joined the French to take down the British because the French are kind and don't steal our land I enjoy killing the people that have taken my land.
This French and Indian war as the British call it has really affected my life. I can't cut the lumber I need because I am out on the battlefield so I can't make the money for my family to live like we used to. I also can't spend as much time with my kids as I used to so we have drifted apart a little. We Native Americans living in Pennsylvania have been especially affected due to the Ohio Valley Region neighboring us.
It is the beginning of the French and Indian War right now in the “New” found America. It all started when both Britain and France want to expand their boundaries. France eventually made it to the British borders, and they took action. The French are just so greedy thinking they can just take what they want, those scoundrels. So the British took action and went to end the French’s constant prodding.
There are downsides to be on the winning side, The British. When the British come through a town they will just sent up “camp” in our homes, and they stay as long as they want. Also they will take what they want when they would pass by a store for supplies and what not. My father is also in the war serving with Washington, he was forced to fight in the war. As a colonist of New York the British travel right through my town and take supplies on their way to the Ohio Country.
Hello, its me again John Smith. My son WIlliam is now 13 and our little girl’s name is Harriet. I have heard things about how the French and British aren’t on the same page right now. They are getting worked up about the Ohio Valley region. The French and the British both want this land for themselves. If this would come to be a war this could hurt many people economically, mentally, and even physically.
I live in New York still, I want the British to destroy those filthy old French morons. If the French win this future war then I could have a whole different life and could even put my family and I at risk. I need the British to win so I can keep my land. I live very close to the coast so I keep on seeing British troops coming over from England. I am starting to hear about a battle or two every now and then. I sometimes even see the troops on the road!!!! William is scared because he doesn’t know what is going on. My colony New York is smack dab in the middle of this thing, unlike Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and a few others. I need the British to win so I can keep my life.
My name is Reese Withersmith and I am appalled! I like those French morons and they are right about this war. We shouldn't be paying for this stupid war.
Dear Mr. Smith I am a native american named Takanata and I am appalled that you would want the British to win this war. We are for the French. The British will loose this war and the French and Indians will win. As for you losing your land think of all the Natives you drove off their land. How dose it feel to have stolen land? Mark my words we will take our land back one way or another.
Hello folks! It's me again, Thomas Smith. And I want to leave a grand old comment on this here blog. First off, I, like many others in the comment section, like the way your language and grammar. I think it is a odd twist to the blog, and very creative. Also, I think you guys need a little more stuff goin' on in the second paragraph, It was starting to get boring. Other than that =, it was a very well put together passage, and I thought it was very realistic.
STEP3: France and Britain were fighting a lot and did not get along and the French surrendered way too much and that caused a lot of integrity between the France and Britain. I think all of this happening between the French and the British just caused a lot of problems for our colony and it wasn’t worth it. It affected our trading way to much between New England colonies and made our lives very difficult. We got affected less by this problem though, so we got pretty lucky with our colony, but, we still have our own problems.
We are all hoping for the best from all of this and hopefully our colony will be able to get through this. I think if we all work together that it won’t be as hard as we think it’s going to be. Wish our colony luck and I’ll be wishing yours luck as well. Hopefully you guys will get through this and work together as well as my colony has been.
The French and the British are fighting over the Ohio river to see who gets to keep the land and keep it as their homeland. I think that the French and the British should not fight over the Ohio river they should share the land maybe split it half and half. The tensions didn’t really affected our daily lives because we don’t live the close to the Ohio River. The tension affected us less because were not that close to it.
Hi there its Reese Withersmith i think every one should get land
We live right by the Ohio river, it is a horrible thing they are doing
Hello everyone. It’s Abigail Smith again. I have heard Britain is trying to take over France’s land. I do not know exactly what is happening but my master is talking about it quite often. Troops are coming and going and I have to make extra food for all of them .I really hope the war doesn't come into Georgia.
The war is affecting my job as a slave too. There are not as many tools to use because of the war. The food materials are very limited because we are sending food to the troops and they are coming to the plantation and I have to use up all of my materials for them. I am less informed than most people are, unfortunately. I will see you guys soon!
I am very sorry for you Abigail, I know having a limited access of materials can be hard. You should be very glad that you only know little information about this disagreement between the British and French. I live up North and am very worried that they may attack our farm and my children. Your entry is very well written thank-you for writing. - Petunia Stot
The tensions between France and Britain are continuing to grow. They are at war all around us Mohawk. Sometimes the British even march straight through our village with all their weapons. Eventually we indians will be forced to choose a side. I think we should side with the French, as they were kind to us in the past. The English are just greedy honkeys.
This whole fiasco is affecting my daily very much. The white men I would normally trade with are off at war. I receive much less money and goods from my shop now. As the British march into war they go through our village. It can take ours for their whole war machine to pass through. I am affected much more than my Indian brothers down south such as the Cherokee or Conoy.
It is I Chucky James. As most of you may know Marilyn and I are soon to be married. Annebelle is fine with it but Carrie Ann the babysitter seemed to be kind of upset about the proposal because she has a thing for me. Which cannot happen because I am a Jewish man and she is an Indian. A lot of British ships are coming in, scaring the whales away and limiting my business. So the wedding is postponed until the British get out of my whale hunting territory.
The British are coming because of the French and Indian War. Which normally wouldn’t affect Rhode Islanders, but again the stupid British have to ruin my life and take up my territory. Someone asked me to help fight in the war but I refused and said I couldn’t because I was a single father to a two year old. I left out the part about Marilyn because they would have made me leave her. But I love her wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy too much to go fight in a war that I may not come back from. Plus Marilyn has no idea how to care for a child, Annebelle actually gets scared of her sometimes…. I don’t know why. Well I must go now friends, Annebelle is crying and I can’t find Marilyn. Please comment on my blog, thank you.
The American culture developed by the population. Our family life is a risky place to live. Forts were established.The Cherokee had been useful to British resting lands. Our religion is very strong. We are Protestant mixed with a Christianity. In our time when we were little we got barely any education. So the education we do have we give to the kids.
Since we, me and my family folk, don't live in them war states, I don't really give two cents. I find this war very impractical and not needed. Selfish, shellfish people.Get it since we fish. I love how these wars are all about land and trading rights. I can't believe you believe in this bullarky.
Just get over yourself Britain and England. This is so unbelievable. You are all stupid. You believe everything people tell you. GET OVER IT! Thanks for letting me get out these emotions. G'day.
The Unimportant War
The silly French have declared war on the wonderful English (us) for really unimportant reasons. The French want our land while we want their beautiful Ohio valley land. They also want power and trade of everything! I believe the French should just give up the land because they are wasting so many lives. But, since I am down in the south, I really don’t care. The conflict has not interrupted my busy life down here. Although my nephew is on the right side, the British, I don’t understand what the big deal is about and I don’t have any interest in knowing what it is about.
The only problem I would have with the British and the French and the Indians war is if they come down into our territory, my plantation here in Georgia. All the crops would be gone and I wouldn’t have money to support my family of 13, 11 kids and 1 wife. But, since I am further south I don’t think, or at least hope that they don’t start going south.
There are tensions between Britain and France. George Washington tried to demand that the French leave the land, but they refused. So George Washington was sent back, but this time with a militia, they attacked the French but were defeated. The tensions between Britain and France don't really affect my life because I live in New Jersey and it is far away from where all the fighting is happening. If there’s no fighting around us then it shouldn't affect me. I’m affected less than other people in different colonies because I don’t live close enough to the fighting to even have to worry about it. I’m really glad this war isn’t going on around where me and my family lives, so that I wouldn’t have to worry about the safety of our lives. Why are the French and British even invading the Indian’s land? Who gives them the right to just come and take the Indian’s land?
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