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Title: French and Indian War


1
French and Indian War
2
Intro
  • 1754-1763
  • each country fought for control of the continent
  • 'great war for empire'
  • led to the American Revolution

3
Early Rivalries
  • rivalry between Great Britain and France
  • Tried to equal the economic, political, and
    military power
  • 1st conflict was King Williams War
  • 2nd conflict was Queen Annes War
  • 3rd conflict was King Georges War

4
Beginning of War
  • control of the Ohio Valley
  • Iroquois centered in western New York
  • British established direct relations

5
Rivalry of Ohio Valley
  • Governor Robert Dinwiddie dispatched 21-year-old
    George Washington on 1st military mission
  • Washington warned French to leave nation
  • Washington defeated a small French force east of
    the Ohio River

6
The Albany Congress
  • June 1754, delegates from seven colonies met with
    150 Iroquois leaders in Albany, New York
  • moved on to plan other defensive measures
  • Albany Plan was never implemented
  • assemblies refused to support the proposal

7
Seven Years War
  • Cause was, ownership
  • Treaty ended war

8
Céloron's Expedition
  • Consisted of 213 soldiers
  • Transported by 23 canoes
  • Arrived at Logstown
  • Headed south to Ohio

9
Langlades Expedition
  • Spring of 1752
  • Governor of New France
  • Given 300 men
  • Objective was to cease people.

10
Attack on Pickawillany
  • June 21st, 1752
  • Attacked Miami village
  • Killing 14 people
  • Included chief, Old Britain

11
Marins Expedition
  • March 17,1752
  • Governor of New France
  • Marquis de la Jonquière died
  • 2,000 man force of troupes

12
Marin's Forts
  • First fort that was constructed
  • On Lake Eries south shore
  • constructed a second fort at Le Boeuf
  • designed to guard the headwaters of the Rivière
    aux Boeuf

13
Results of the War
  • Ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1763
  • Britain gained control over half the North
    American continent
  • French claims east of the Mississippi River, and
    Spanish Florida
  • ended the century-long threat of a French or
    Spanish invasion

14
  • THE END
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