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1 The Cold War BeginsWars of Empire Section 4 Describe the causes and major events of the French and Indian War. Analyze the causes and effects of Pontiac’s Rebellion. Summarize how the wars and their outcomes changed the relationship between Britain and the colonies. 3.4 Wars of Empire How did Great Britain’s wars with France affect the American colonies?

2 The Cold War BeginsWars of Empire Section 4 Overall, the Indians tried to maintain a balance of power between the French and the British. In the French and Indian War: Most Indians fought alongside the French because they treated the Indians with respect and generosity. The British treated Indians harshly and took their lands for farming. Describe the causes and major events of the French and Indian War.

3 The Cold War BeginsWars of Empire Section 4 The French and British fought over who controlled the Ohio River Valley and the Great Lakes area. Describe the causes and major events of the French and Indian War.

4 The Cold War BeginsWars of Empire Section 4 In the early years of the war, from 1754 through to 1758, the British were defeated by the French and their Indian allies. A young George Washington led an early battle against the French in The death of General Edward Braddock in a French and Indian ambush was a significant defeat for the British. Describe the causes and major events of the French and Indian War.

5 The Cold War BeginsWars of Empire Section 4 Soon groups of colonial militiamen helped the British fight the French by serving as scouts and soldiers. Rogers’ Rangers was an effective militia that included Indians fighting against the French. Describe the causes and major events of the French and Indian War.

6 The Cold War BeginsWars of Empire Section 4 In 1758 and 1759, the British interrupted the shipment of French supplies and started to win battles. Many Indians deserted the French to fight on the British side. The Treaty of Paris of 1763 ended the war and greatly increased British territory. Describe the causes and major events of the French and Indian War.

7 The Cold War BeginsWars of Empire Section 4 They attacked British forts and the new British settlements. They tried to weaken the British in any way they could, in order to lure the French back. The British stopped supplies to the Indians. British settlers quickly moved into Indian lands in western Pennsylvania and Virginia. The Indians rebelled. The British conquest was not good for the Indians. Analyze the causes and effects of Pontiac’s Rebellion.

8 The Cold War BeginsWars of Empire Section 4 This Indian uprising called Pontiac’s Rebellion ended in The British agreed settlers would remain east of the Appalachian Mountains. Analyze the causes and effects of Pontiac’s Rebellion.

9 The Cold War BeginsWars of Empire Section 4 Analyze the causes and effects of Pontiac’s Rebellion.

10 The Cold War BeginsWars of Empire Section 4 The BritishThe Colonies wanted more control over the colonies did not want British control wanted the colonies to help pay for the wars wanted more land for settlements wanted the colonies to join together under the Albany Plan of Union wanted to maintain their individual autonomy wanted colonies to cooperate in time of war did not want to be unfairly taxed by the British Tensions arose between the British and colonists after the French and Indian War. Summarize how the wars and their outcomes changed the relationship between Britain and the colonies.

11 The Cold War BeginsWars of Empire Section 4 unite the colonies under British rule. unite the colonies in fighting wars. create a continental assembly with delegates from each colony. Colonial leader Benjamin Franklin drafted the Albany Plan of Union that would: Summarize how the wars and their outcomes changed the relationship between Britain and the colonies.

12 The Cold War BeginsWars of Empire Section 4 Franklin drew this political cartoon to encourage support of colonial unity and his plan. The colonists and the British each rejected the Albany Plan for their own reasons. Summarize how the wars and their outcomes changed the relationship between Britain and the colonies.

13 The Cold War BeginsWars of Empire Section 4 The French and Indian War changed the relationship between the colonies and Great Britain. The colonists increasingly resented the erosion of their autonomy and the involuntary tax burden. In the 1760s, the British placed new, unwanted taxes and regulations on the colonists. Summarize how the wars and their outcomes changed the relationship between Britain and the colonies.

14 The Cold War BeginsWars of Empire Section 4 How did Great Britain’s wars with France affect the American colonies? A series of wars between the European empires spread to the colonies. In Europe, the main war was known as the Seven Years’ War. This same war was known as the French and Indian War in North America. Colonists allied with Britain fought against the French and their Indian allies. Summarize how the wars and their outcomes changed the relationship between Britain and the colonies. Describe the causes and major events of the French and Indian War. Analyze the causes and effects of Pontiac’s Rebellion.


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