During the mid 1700s, the British and French went to war with each other and fought over lots of land. Because of this conflict, George Washington was given the opportunity to take command and lead the British forces into battle. Throughout the war, both the British and the French won their fair share of battles. For example, the British won a battle near Nova Scotia and the French won one near Fort Duquesne as shown in my storyboard. Eventually, the "Treaty of Paris" was sign and it ended the war. However, the war led to future conflict between the British and the colonies. Due to large amounts of debt from the war, the British established new taxes and new regulations on colonial trade which angered colonists. People like Benjamin Franklin worked hard to unite the colonies one way being the creation of the “Join, or Die” political cartoon.
Listen up George, I'm going to need you to step up in command, the French have been giving us problems
Dinwiddie entrusted command to a young Virginian named George Washington
British force overwhelmed two French forts near Nova Scotia.
THEY HAVE SO MANY TROOPS!
British army suffered defeat when they marched into a French and Indian ambush near Fort Duquesne.
IT'S AN AMBUSH!
Reuben Pressley Period 6
In 1763, the Treaty of Paris ended the war
We are in too much debt!
The British were in lots of debt from the war and were forced to impose taxes on the colonists.
Benjamin Franklin supported the idea of colonial unity and wanted to bring everyone together.