Today you will learn about some important events in the Seven Years War and the American Revolution.
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Fort Dusquesne and Louisbourg
Please don't kill me...
WHAT? Can't hear ya!
Battle of the Plains of Abraham
HA! Whadda you gotta say NOW, huh!
The construction of Fort Duquesne triggered the Seven Years War between the British and French in 1754. In 1758, an expedition led by General John Forbes finally succeeded in capturing Fort Duquesne.
On September 13, 1759, Wolff and his army planned an attack on the French. They went in boats and climbed the mountain in order to surprise the French and take the ground they had least protected. The French surrendered to the British on September 18, only after both generals had died of injuries.
The Boston Massacre
You ain't scarin' us, boi!
Alright, chill out! And stop being so cocky!
Yeah! What he just said!
In 1764 the British introduced the sugar act, forcing the colonists to import sugar and molasses exclusively from the British, and to pay taxes on them.
In 1765, the British taxed any product with a stamp on it on the colonists. Colonial opposition led to the act's repel in 1766.
After the acts, British troops were sent to keep Boston at order. The patriots were really mad and protested on the streets, throwing things at the British. The British had no choice but to attack. On March 5, 1770, 5 patriots were shot and killed.