French and Indian War Storyboard
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In the 1750's, the French and Indians were close allies. During this time, the British and French were both expanding their land and claiming that they owned the territory between the Appalachian Mountains. The Indians and the Frech lived in peace, the feuding only began when the British attempted to take over a French fort.
George Washington was part of the British forces. He ordered his troops to take over Fort Necessity, a French fort, but they ended up surrendering. Th British lost this battle becuase the French used a strategy and tactic to defeat the British, this method was called guerilla warfare. The British are not doing well, time after time again they are being defeated and losing battles.
William Pitt takes charge of the British. Pitt is known for stoping impressment. Impressment was the search and seizure of supplies and quatering soldiers, Pitt believed that impressment was the reason the British were losing battles, the soldies had no motivation to fight becuase they were being forced. Impressment was stopped and everyone was given the opportunity to fight through volunteering, after this, the British started to win battles.
In 1763, the Treaty of Paris was signed. The Treaty Of Paris gave the British dominance. After several battles, The Britsh rose up with new and skilled leaders that led the British troops to victory. The French were no match for the British. The French surrendered land to the British and they were forced out of North America.
After the British won the war, they were in serious debt. Due to this massive debt, theBritish were forced to pay taxes to compensate for the expenses of war. They wereextremely unhappy. As British tensions rise, internal communication between colonies begins to occur. The colonists agreed that the Parliment was completely ignoring their opinions and was not tring to help them in any way.
As taxes increased, so di the tension in the British colonies. The first real tax was the Stamp Act of1765. This act led to many more conflicts to come. After the stamp act, the Sugar act was passed, which was strictly enforced. These Acts required colonists to ay a tax on every good imported into the colonies.
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