The competition with the French, the drive for settlement beyond the Appalachians, and struggles with the British.
Almost exactly NINE MONTHS from the first day of school-- just like a pregnancy! Except this one will absolutely end on time, no matter what.
“Omne solum forti patria est." (The brave find a home in every land.)--Ovid
“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” -- Winston Churchill
"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."- George Santayana