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The war inside a war and the aftermath Effects of French and Indian War
Do the Colonists get involved? What are the colonists fighting for in this war? The right to the land Why are the British fighting this war? Honor of king and to beat the French Delegates from each of the colonies meet in Albany, NY to discuss helping (militarily) to the F&I war.
This engraving was made by Ben Franklin at the Albany Congress. What do you think this means?
End of the war The English and Colonists are able to beat the French- England’s Empire now unchallenged The war is ended by the Treaty of Paris It takes some time for the French to leave
Next problem With the French gone, Colonists were eager to go west What is the problem now? NA s and settlers start to clash English sent Lord Jeffery Amherst to keep peace What do you think was his attitude towards the Native Americans? Pontiac was an Ottawa chief who was elected to lead the Native Americans.
Pontiac’s War Pontiac realized that the English would not leave the land alone What are his options here? Pontiac led an attack against the British fort, Fort Detroit This was just before the Treaty of Paris Most of the French were already out of the region
After the Treaty of Paris, Pontiac realized he could not beat the English without the help of the French. Pontiac ended the war and gave in to the English settlers.
Positive effects Pontiac’s War convinced the English that something had to be done to appease the Native Americans Why did the British have to do something that would make the NA’s happy? British Parliament passed the Proclamation of 1763
Proclamation of 1763 Said that settlers could not move west of the Appalachian Mountains Any settlers already there had to move out British sent 10,000 troops to enforce the proclamation
Did anyone listen? Most British troops never went to the frontier Most stayed in the cities along the coast Most settlers ignored the proclamation But the fact the British Parliament passed it made the colonists mad The parliament also said that the colonists had to pay for the troops / protection.
Problems for the British British had huge debts from the F & I war. Couldn’t afford to keep troops at the frontier and enforce. Needed to maintain control of the colonists- keep confined to “small” area, continue to make money off of them Many colonists have land holdings west and want badly to expand for economic reasons
The English Say…. We fought the F & I war to defend the colonists, we were helping them out We have spent huge amounts of money setting up the colonies and protecting them They need to start sharing in the expense The colonies are our property that we have allowed them to rule
Colonists Say… We have sacrificed for the good of the empire- helping expand power by defeating French We have been a vital part of the empire’s economy We are British citizens who have all the rights of someone living in England – including protection by the government We have been running our own affairs quite well
Why would the British charge the colonists? Why would the colonist be mad? Who is right?
HOMEWORK Write a page on what the colonists should do now that the Proclamation of 1763 is passed. What do they do as far as dealing with the king and the settlement of the west?