- Jun 2014
My point is he apparently changed alliances because of profit and not for the sake of "freedom" which we are all told in school.
His motives can really only be known to him, but Washington and many of the founding fathers were the wealthy elite of the continent, the 1% of their time. Washington and his family were directed involved in land speculation including with the Ohio Company. Washington, Franklin and a few others made fortunes off land sales after the war was over. Check out this article on the Ohio Company, you can see how the Washingtons benefitted at first from land sales from the crown, then after the French and Indian War, King George prevented further sales of land with the Proclamation of 1763.
Ohio Company - Ohio History Central
and this is an example of why I think people don't make an accurate movie about his entire life, people easily take offense concerning "The Father of our Country" being shown in anything but a shining light.
Exactly? Are you taking back your original comments?Exactly, thank you.