Causes Of Frances empire began to collide with the British. 1754 - Dispute over land in
the Ohio River Valley. George Washington is sent to evict the French
French build Fort Duquesne British build Fort Necessity (40 miles from the French) May 1754- Washington was attacked and in July
was forced to surrender. Battle marked the beginning of the French Albany Plan of Union 1754
As the French and Indian War was near there became an urgency for cooperation among the colonies. Plan was to place the colonies under a more centralized government.
Drafted by Ben Franklin. Plan failed but would serve as a possible model for future attempts at a union. It is proposed that humble application be made for an act of Parliament of Great Britain, by virtue of which one general government may be formed in America, including all the said colonies, within
and under which government each colony may retain its present constitution, except in the particulars wherein a change may be directed by the said act, as hereafter follows. That the said general government be administered by a President-General, to be appointed and supported by the crown; and a Grand Council, to be chosen by the representatives of the people of the several
Colonies met in their respective assemblies. THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR The French and Indian War
Most Native American Indians fought on the side of the French Although few did fight on the side of the English The English sent General Edward Braddock commander in chief of the British forces to America to drive the French out
of the Ohio Valley July 9, 1755: Native American Warriors and French troops ambushed Braddock and his men The French and Native Americans hid behind trees and fired at the bright uniforms of the British The British confused and frightened
could not even see their attackers The British lost badly loosing nearly 1,000 soldiers including their Commander in Chief General Edward Braddock --> created a rift between British army and colonial leaders. British Lose to French and Indians During March to Duquesne
After the victories by the French, William Pitt is selected as leader and gains the support of the Iroquois. Sept 1759- James Wolfe and Jeffery Amherst catch the French off guard in
Quebec and lead Britain to victory. The Treaty of Paris in 1763 officially ends the war. Terms of agreement: Great Britain- receives all of North America east of the Mississippi River Spain gains all French land west of
the Mississippi River, including New Orleans France gain Canada, islands near New Foundland and the West Indies Native Americans Found it harder to bargain with the British
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