The French and Indian war

The French and Indian war

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  • Historical figure of the war 
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  • The French Indian War Lasted from was a war between France and Great Britain. 
  • Special events of the war 
  • There was a question about if the Ohio river valley was part of the British Empire or the French Empire. Another issue was which culture would be in control the heart of North America.
  • Special events of the war
  • Some Historical Figures were Ben Franklin who proposed the Albany Plan of Union to unite the colonies and form an American Militia. George Washington was the Virginia officer who was defeated by the French at Fort Necessity and forced to retreat. William Pitt was the British Secretary of State who poured money into the war with France  
  • Effects of the war 
  • May 28, 1754 - Battle of Jumonville Glen:  Opening battle of the French and Indian War and first combat action for George Washington.July 3, 1754 - Battle of Fort Necessity: One of the earliest skirmishes of the French and Indian War and the only battle that George Washington ever surrendered. May 20, 1956 - Battle of Minorca:  First sea battle with France being victorious over Britain
  • September 13, 1959 - Battle of Quebec: Decisive defeat of the French by the British forces. Both commanding officers died from their wounds September 8, 1760 - French surrender Montreal: French forces are greatly outnumbered and are defeated in the war's final battle in the Americas February 10, 1763 - Treaty of Paris: France give up claims to all of its North American possessions. All land west of the Mississippi and New Orleans go to Spain. All land east of the Mississippi River and Canada goes to England.
  • The war expanded British territory but the cost of the war put a lot of debt on Britain.the English government issued a Royal Proclamation that prohibited settlement west of the line drawn along the crest of the Allegheny Mountains and authorized an army of 10,000 to enforce this.The British victory was disastrous for the Indians of the Ohio Valley. The Iroquois contested the English for control for another 50 years, but were not able to deal with whit rivals with military or political equality.
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