French and Indian War +Battle of Fort Necessity

French and Indian War +Battle of Fort Necessity

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  • Strategic Position of Fort Necessity
  • Battle of Fort Necessity
  • Why The French + Natives Won
  • Washington and his forces build the fort in an area with many hills and mountains. This would give Washington the advantage of having the higher ground over the enemy.
  • The Battle of Fort Necessity took place on July 3rd, 1754. Washington's forces were overrun an were forced to retreat. This was truly Washington's biggest defeat.
  • Though Fort Necessity was in a strategic area, the French took advantage of the hills and easily cleared out the remaining American colonists. Washington was forced to retreat with the rest of his forces. +Why did Washington fail?- The fort was not build on the highest ground possible.
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