French and Indian War

French and Indian War

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  • The Ohio river valley was highly sought after by both the British and French, however it was largely usettled so the French set up Fort Duquesne. George Washington and the British attacked and defeated the French.
  • The British and colonial forces attacked two forts near Nova Scotia. The forces also removed French settlers called Acadians from the land. However the British reign of victory shortly ended when they were defeated by General Edward near Fort Duquesne. Braddock died but Washington led a retreat that saved half the army.
  • The British cut off entry ways for the French ships. Many Indians left the French after this happened and wanted to join the British because they had better trading supplies. The British went on to capture Fort Duquesne and the fortress of Louisbourg which was guarded the St. Lawrence River.
  • The victories of Fort Duquesne and the fortress of Louisberg allowed the British to attack the French's main forts. Led by General James Wolfe, the British defeated Montcalm and took Quebec and then went on to capture Montreal which forced the French to surrender the rest of Canada.
  • Never come back!
  • We surrender!
  • The British won battles in India, the Philippines, West Africa, and the West Indies. After the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1763, the British got to keep land in Canada, the Great Lakes region, Florida, the Ohio River valley. The Mississippi River separated the British and the Spanish in the Americas.
  • After the war, the British had a large debt to pay off and wanted the colonists to help pay for the debt through taxes. They also wanted more control over the colonies; however, the colonies wanted to separate.
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