However the British formed a surprise attack and won over the fort. Later they named it Fort Pitt for William Pitt
In 1758 William Pitt, the Prime Minister of Britain sent John Forbes and 6000 others to attack the fort.
Could you go and check out the fort for me to make sure it isn't too well guarded?
But Forbes asked Major James Grant to go check it out. Just to make sure it wasn't well guarded. James took 850 soldiers with him in case of attack
Yeah, sure. I will bring a hand full of men back up.
When Grant went he decided it looked easy enough for his men. The consequence? 300 of 850 dead soldiers.
On May 9, 1754 the first political cartoon was released in the Pennsylvania Gazette. The "Join or Die" made by Benjamin Franklin, symbolizes the danger the Native Americans and French posed. The eight pieces show the eight colonies of the New England Colony
Join or Die
The Albany Plan of Union talked about starting a new form of government where would be a general to over see it and a council to assist the general. Every colony would have representatives in the council. The general was designated not voted for.