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1 French and Indian War

2 North America in 1750

3 Cause of War England and France were at war. The war was a clash between France and England over territory in North America. They also fought over who would control trade with western Indians

4 French and Indians Allies
England, Colonists, and Indian Allies vs. French and Indians Allies

5 vs. England English “Redcoat” Regular Army French Regular Army
France England vs. Flag of England and Scotland Flag of New France English “Redcoat” Regular Army American Colonist Militia Iroquois Confederation of Indian Tribes French Regular Army French Canadian Colonist Many Indian Tribes including the Algonquin, Huron, and the Ottawa

6 Franc England Large Population (1,485,000) Small Population (75,000)
Organized Colonial Militias Few Troops in Canada Colonies are Self-Supporting Relied Heavily upon Imports Navy Controlled Trade Routes Smaller navy Defends Europe 13 Separate Governments Single Colonial Government Few Indian Allies (Iroquois) Strong Alliances with Indians

7 1754  The First Clash In The Ohio Valley
English colonist came to the Ohio Valley and established the Ohio Company to trade with the Indians. The French built Fort Duquesne (In Modern-day Pittsburgh) to drive the colonist out. The French wanted all of the Indian trade to themselves!

8 A young Virginian, George Washington, led a number of men to deliver a message to the French demanding that they leave the territory. The demand was rejected by the French. Washington returned to the Ohio Valley with more troops, attacked the French and built his own fort, Fort Necessity. This started the French and Indian War! George Washington in his Virginia Militia Uniform. Notice the British red.

9 Fort Necessity was small and could not withstand a French attack so Washington was forced to surrender. Luckily for America this didn’t end Washington's military career.

10 Washington Braddock England sends help to the Colonies
Edward Braddock was a English General and led an army to take the Ohio Valley. They moved very slowly, building roads and bridges as they headed through the wilderness. Braddock believed that fighting like the Indians was cowardly. He wanted to fight a European war in America. This led to his defeat. Washington went with Braddock. He learned valuable leadership skills and that the British were not unbeatable in battle.

11 Braddock’s Defeat George Washington Braddock Defeated because …
Braddock moved too slow and was surrounded by the French in the wilderness His European tactics failed him as the French fought using cover and hit and run attacks. Braddock was killed. George Washington Bravely rallied survivors and led them back to Virginia Although Washington once again lost, he considered a hero to the colonist

12 HALFTIME!!! Like a football game, the French and Indian war was a war of two halves. 1st Half France used its Indian Allies to win victory after victory. England only had its colonist as many Indians didn’t want to fight for the British. (as they had been mistreated by the British in the past) The British and its colonist didn’t fight well in the forests and against the hit and run tactics the Indians and French used.

13 The British Take Quebec
Britain gets a new PM and then a new King William Pitt and King George III Pitt sent his best generals and troops to fight in America Pitt raised money to pay for colonial supplies and troops Gets the Iroquois Confederation of Indian Tribes to become Allies! To win … The British would have to capture French cities in Canada – Quebec and Montreal

14 The Treaty of Paris, 1763 The war ends when England and France sign a peace treaty in Paris. Britain gains all land from the Atlantic to the Mississippi River France gives Louisiana (west of the Mississippi) to Spain France keeps only Haiti in the Caribbean and a couple of islands in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

15 Effects of War England and the Colonists beat the French and ended their influence in North America. The Treaty of Paris ended the War and gave England almost all of the French land, including the Ohio Valley. This war was very costly to England. The British decided to tax the Colonists to pay for the war!

16 Pontiac’s Rebellion British government passed the Proclamation of 1763
The Ottawa Indians lead by a chief named Pontiac attacked British settlements to stop the loss of Native land and culture in the lands west of the Appalachians The British stopped all settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains including in the fertile land of the Ohio River Valley to stop the Pontiac Rebellion. American Colonist were angry at this, they wanted to settle that land!

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