There are those hell bent in this country to revise historical fact. You see the events of the past don't quite fit in with their agenda, so rather than change their ideology, they pervert history. I'm convinced that part of that agenda is to teach history in the most boring manner possible, turning it into a session of memorization of dates and times that would certainly put the greatest insomniac to sleep. There are some outstanding stories behind the events that shaped our nation, human events that have fallen by the wayside making the instruction of history seem cold and without human interaction.
Here's a little ditty that I've never heard of how George Washington's father taught young George about providence....
The Cabbage Seed Lesson
George Washington's father once used cabbage seeds as an example of how Divine Providence works. As the legend goes Washington's father arranged the seeds in the ground in such a way as to spell "George." When they began to grow, he showed them to his son and explained to him that they had just happened to grow in that particular pattern by accident. When George rejected that notion correctly suspecting his father had a great deal to do with the outcome, his father told young George to look around at how perfectly everything else was placed. The trees, the grass, the water, the hills, and the sky.
Was it all mere coincidence, or part of a master plan?
Washington immediately knew the answer. Perhaps this is why George Washington was noted to always infer that Divine Providence had been part of every outcome.