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Road to Revolution Begins The French and Indian WThe French and Indian War
Conflict Begins Between England and it’s colonies By 1750 the colonies were growing rapidly due to: Cheap land Religious tolerance Economic opportunity BUT most importantly, England had left the colonies alone to solve their own problems Salutary Neglect With this growth, colonists hoped to move across the Appalachian Mountains and into the Ohio River Valley
War Begins and Spreads From 1754-1763 war raged throughout the colonies Benjamin Franklin tried uniting the colonies with the Albany Plan of Union Purpose: to unify the colonies in order to better govern themselves and defeat the French Rejected: Colonial legislatures did not want to give up control
Pontiac’s Rebellion Pontiac, an Ottawa Indian, wanted to stop the loss of Native land The fighting between the colonists and the Ottawa became known as Pontiac’s Rebellion British decided that the western land would be expensive to defend so they passed the Proclamation of 1763 Outlawed settlement west of the Appalachian Mts., including the Ohio River Valley…land they had just won!
Proclamation of 1763 This angered colonists who had just fought a war for that land Moving west was the only option for same farmers to get land The British government was angry also Colonists refused to pay extra taxes to defend the land against the Ottawa They started to ignore the colonists’ arguments Hostility helped fuel the Revolution…
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Draw on the back of your notes: Cause and Effect 1. colonies were growing rapidly 2. colonists hoped to move across Appalachian Mts. France and England claimed this area French and Indian War 3. The Treaty of Paris, 1763 2. Proclamation of 1763- colonists cannot settle west of App. Mts. 1. Pontiac’s Rebellion A. Britain gains from the Atlantic to the Mississippi B. Spain gets Louisiana