The Seven Year War

The Seven Year War

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  • The Seven Year War
  • war broke out across the contienent
  • The Alliances
  • We support the British
  • We support the French
  • The Importance of Ohio Valley
  • I want to control the Ohio valley, the trade routes and the sea port's
  • The Seven Year War lasted from 1756 to 1763. The war was fought across Europe and North America. The French Indian War covered the battles between the French and British armies in North America which also included various First Nation tribes.
  • Early Battles !
  • Go away, North America is our's 
  • The Seven Years War pitted the alliance of Britain, Prussia and Hannover against the alliance of France, Austria, Sweden and Spain. In North America the British and French were supported by First Nations  
  • Guadelupe captured !
  • Both the French and British recognised the importance of the Ohio valley for it's trade routes and control over North America. Both countries wanted to expand their control and this area was where they clashed.
  • Beauport Shore
  • The French built additional forts at Louisbourg, Duquesne and Frontenac and were successful in the initial battles of the war until the British sent more money and troops to take back key areas.
  • Run Away, Run Away !
  • In 1759 the British captured Guadeloupe in the Caribbean and launched further successful operations against French held forts and cities. Two British armies advanced on Canada focusing on Quebec.
  • Quick back to the boats !
  • We were here first
  • After advancing on Quebec and struggling to capture the heavily fortified City, Wolfe (the British General) tricked the French by attacking Beauport shore splitting the French troops he then advanced on Quebec to face Montcalm (the French General)
  • To Quebec
  • Quebec Under Siege !
  • it's the French (it's actually the British) 
  •         The Battle of the Plains of Abraham  
  • Noooooooooooooo why !
  • Treaty of Paris
  • Treaty of Paris
  • Peace at Last !
  • But I like Canada, Boo Hoo !
  • The British advanced on Quebec with 9000 men by clinbing a steep hill tricking the French guard that was there so they could get to the City without being seen or noticed. The City was under siege for 3 months before the British forced a battle.
  • The British and French forces met in battle 13th September 1759 outside Quebec. The British imposed a shattering defeat on the French. Both Montcalm and Wolf died in the battle including 2,500 of Wolfe's men and 2,000 of Montcalm's
  • After the battle the French surrendered Quebec to the British. In 1763 both sides agreed to a peace treaty signing the Treaty of Paris which returned lands to each side but gave New France (Canada) to the British 
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