The delegates adopted the bold Albany Plan, and it was sent to the colonial assemblies for approval. Benjamin Franklin created the first published political cartoon, “Join or Die,” to try and convince the colonies to support the Albany Plan of Union.
The French and Indian War came to an official end with the Treaty of Paris, signed in February 1763. Great Britain had defeated France. The British Navy now ruled the seas, and the British Army commanded Europe and North America. Britain’s military strength now outranked that of both France and Spain.
General Edward Braddock selected George Washington to be his aide in the colonies. British troops marched back out to Fort Duquesne but were attacked by the French and their native American allies. Braddock was killed but Washington was able to hold the British forces together during their retreat.
The tide began to shift against the French after William Pitt became secretary of state and leader of the British House of Commons in 1757.
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These generals had been successful in Europe and they started to win victories in North America against the French. When the Iroquois realized that the British would win, they started to help. The British were able to take the French colony of Quebec and continued to defeat the French forces in North America.