French and Indian War

French and Indian War

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  • In the 1700's, the French and British would fight over the rights to Ohio River Valley, which was claimed by both countries but not settled properly. To prevent the British from moving into this area, the French built Fort Dusquene.
  • no
  • I'm gonna take the Ohio River Valley no cap
  • The fort angered the British-Governor of Virginia, Robert Dinwiddie, so he sent troops to force the French to abandon the fort. He sent George Washington to lead the troops. Washington beat a small group of French but had to surrender when the French counter-attacked
  • aight
  • Hey Georgie Washington, please lead the troops.
  • In 1755, the British and colonists led a combined effort to defeat the two French forts in Nova Scotia. They succeeded in evicting the French, however, the British were enventually defeated when General Braddock walked into an ambush by the French and Indians at Fort Dusquene
  • yea
  • We are winning this battle right now, I hope we don't get ambushed
  • Britsh With General Braddocks dead, Washington led a skillful retreat, which saved half his troop's lives. The British troops then managed to cut off French shipping to the Americas, which made the Indians abandon the French and side with the British. With the extra troops, the British captured Fort Dusquene
  • I'm gonna lead a skillful retreat and the cut off French trade. Then I'll capture the fort.
  • I'm dead
  • The victory allowed General James Wolfe to then attack the stronghold of Quebec in 1959. The men scaled a cliff at nighttime and caught the French off guard. They captured Quebec and moved on to Montreal, which they eventually captured in 1760. After losing Montreal, the French General surrendered the rest of Canada.
  • Nice
  • We surrender Canada
  • After conquering Canada, the British won major battles in India, the Philippines, West Africa, and the West Indies. After all this, in 1763, the Treaty of Paris ended the war, resulting in a triumphant victory for the British. The British held claim to all area East of the Mississippi and all of Canada.
  • I guess
  • We good now?
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