French-Indian War Part 1

French-Indian War Part 1

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  •  We needs it so we can travel from the St. Lawrence River Valley to Louisiana using the Ohio River and Mississippi River.
  • Motivations for the Ohio River Valley
  • Our fur traders and land speculators are very interested in using this land to buy and sell for profit.
  • France Builds Fort Duquesne
  • The French built a chain of forts ranging from Lake Ontario to the Ohio River.
  • George's Mission
  • The British Governor of Virginia asks George Washington to expel the French.
  • Washington retreats and builds Fort Necessity
  • Brief Battle
  • A month later, the French arrived and forced Washington to surrender.
  • The colonies attempted to negotiate an alliance with the Iroquois, but the Iroquois refused the alliance. Here, Benjamin Franklin proposed the Albany Plan of Union which was issued to form a federal government, but was later rejected by the colonies.
  • Albany Conference
  • We can not form an alliance, but here is an idea...
  • In 1755, General Edward Braddock arrived with 1400 British troops to meet up with 450 Virginia militia troops.
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