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French and Indian War (7 year war) How does this lead to the American Revolutionary War? Who is at war and what is the fight over? Who wins? What are the differences between the French and British?
Activity What gives you the right to it? What is the purpose of this activity?
French & Indian War War is between France & Great Britain –A war between triangles –Natives pick sides in Americas –Europeans countries pick sides too –Spain, England, France, Netherlands are all competing for trade.
In the World France & England fighting over Area in Africa, Mediterranean, and Caribbean, India, & Philippines This was a world war –Sweden, Prussia, Austria, India, France, Spain, Portugal and Great Britain all involved
In America Huge debate between France and English over St. Lawrence Why would St. Lawrence be a big deal? Why is the Ohio River valley a big deal?
Rivals St: Lawrence: –French forts along the river blocked way to West and South to Gulf of Mexico Ohio River Valley: –Fertile land –Access to river networks
How were the French and British different? Can you think of any ways?
Differences French –Fur –Nomadic (mostly) –Inland British –Farms –Permanent –Coastal Who did the Natives like more and why?
Natives liked the French better Missionaries: integrated into Indian society –Married into tribes –Lived with tribes Not permanent shared the resources Weren’t very many of them
What was the relationship like with the British? Give me some examples
Ohio Valley Conflict British wanted to move west –Wanted the Mississippi –Who’s territory is that????
Taking sides French were traders-respected Natives –Alliances with Algonquians & Huron's British farmers-ignored Natives claims to land –Made alliance with Iroquois because they hated the Algonquin's & Huron's
French and Indian War Begin Dispute over who controlled the Ohio River valley 1754 George Washington lead troops into battle
George Washington 22 years old Grown up on plantation in Virginia Wealthy Land surveyor Told to build fort in Ohio River valley –Lead 150 men but the French just built a fort: Duquesne –Washington wanted to build there! How do you think George Washington will do as a commander?
Conflict at Fort Necessity George continued on anyway despite knowing there was a French fort Washington lead a surprise attack on some French in the Woods However, the French attacked back
Conflict at Fort Necessity Washington built a make due Fort: Fort Necessity –He was greatly outnumbered and got his butt kicked –Huge mistakes! –Newspapers wrote “This man has set the world in flames!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V81u1HJY6m4
Albany Conference 7 Colonies meet to discuss plan –Make alliance with Iroquois –Create one general government Make laws Raise taxes Set up defense
Albany Conference Deletes agreed to it hover the colonies assemblies did not approve –Didn’t want to lose power so they said no
Albany Conference Benjamin Franklin: one of the delegates, from Pennsylvania
British Defeats 1775 Edward Braddock lead an attack against Fort Duquesne –They lost –The war didn’t go well at first
Tide of Battle Turns William Pitt: –Becomes new Prime Minster in England –1st job to win war in North America Sent British’s best to America
Tide of Battle Turns 1958: Britain starts winning Why is Quebec so important?