The French and Indian War 2

The French and Indian War 2
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  • Maybe we should have gone with the British.
  • In 1758 and 1759 the British cut off  French shipping  to America and many Indians  decided to join the British. 
  • The British captured Fort Duquesne and the French fortress of Louisbourg which was key in guarding the St. Lawrence River.
  • In 1759 General James Wolfe captured Quebec and General Montcalm died. Wolfe's men attacked the fort by scaling a cliff at night.
  • Fine, fine, you can have Canada!
  • In 1760, the British captured Montreal and the governor general surrendered Canada along with the forts around the Great Lakes. The British had succeeded in their goal! 
  • Eventually in 1763 the Treaty of Paris was signed and the French had been driven from North America! This war had united the colonists because they had all worked towards a common goal. 
  • The British needed more money after the war, so they put a higher tax on colonists. The colonists had started to feel separate from Britain and this was strengthened as they worked together. They wanted Britain to keep a loose rule. This would lead to conflict later. Benjamin Franklin tried but failed to unite colonists with the Albany Plan of Union.
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