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The Super Stealth Ninja
I was just heading into music ( I was late ) and there was this game on the screen. I glimpsed at my chair and then kept staring at the screen. I was about to sit down when I didn't feel myself sitting in a chair. I was a few inches away from the ground and I thought to myself. " Oh no, this is going to hurt a little bit." Then bam! I was on the floor, confused and laughing . I knew that two things could have happened. I did not aim my sitting down correctly, or somebody had pushed the chair back so that I would plop on the ground. Soon enough, about a quarter of the class was laughing with me and asking if I was okay. I said I was fine and inferring that if somebody moved my chair back that it was Alex. He sits right next to me and he could probably be as fast as a ninja.Then I got up, pushed the chair back to where it was and successfully sat down in the chair. Then we started some weird breath in, breath out game to calm you down and in the middle of it Alex whispered to me that he pushed my chair back.
Summary: Today for History Alive we did a tug of war based on the Revolutionary War. The three teams were red, white, and blue. At the beginning Mr. Solarz said that blue will be versing red. Suddenly he only let a couple kids on my team (red) start. I then suddenly realized that we were the British and the blue team was the Continental army. He then said that the white team has to cheer for the blue team ( the Continental army ) and later on they will join the blue team in the tug - of - war match. I then inferred that the white team was the French because later on in the war, the French helped the Continental Army . The reason they were cheering is because the Continental army was at home during the war, and they didn't have to travel as far as us to get supplies. That's why half our team was sitting on the stage. I then also realized that the red team had all the tall kids " to represent the very strong soldiers from Britain. On the other hand, during the Revolutionary War the Continental army was very weak to start off, and the blue team had all of the short people in our class. The white team was in between the tallest and the shortest. At the end of the tug - of - war match, blue ended up winning ( because they are the Continental Army ) and red lost. :(
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Alexander McGillivray wanted to help out the British in the Revolutionary War. The problem is that the British don't even know and not friends. So Alexander went to the British troops and told them that the Creek want to work with you. Then Alexander left the British troops with an alliance.
Alexander McGillivray's Letter
My name is Alexander McGillivray. My native name is Hoboi-Hili-Miko which means good child king. I was born in the Coushatta village of Little Tallassee. The Muscogee people honored me to be the chief of the people around 1777. I believe that we should expel all whites from tribal lands and looked to the Spanish in Florida as a powerful ally against the Americans. My religion is Protestantism and Four Mothers Society. During the start of the American Revolution, I did many things for the British. I was the commission as a colonel in the British army, I was a British Superintendent of Indian Affairs John Stuart, and I was also John’s successor. Now you have seen a little background about my life.
I would really want to describe three objects that are important to me and represent me. The first one of the three artifacts is my Muscogee clothes. The Muscogee people were really important people to me. I grew up there with many special memories. It is also very important to me because the Muscogee people crowned me the Chief of the Muscogee.
Another special artifact to me is something I wore during the Revolutionary War that represented leader of status. This is important to me because it makes me remember the Revolutionary War and the necklace means that I was a big deal to the British during that time. It also makes me remember all of the fear in me during the Revolutionary War because the colonists thought of me as one of the biggest or most important to the British. This means that they wanted to kill me first.
The last artifact that I want to talk about is a photograph of my dad, Lachlan McGillivray. My dad sailed over to the United States of America and fell in love with my mom. He is important to me because he taught how to do so many things that would be important in my lifetime. He was also there when I died in 1793.
I hope you have learned some things about me.
Sincerely, Alexander McGillivray
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