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Title: French and Indian War (1754-1763)


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French and Indian War (1754-1763)
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I. Tensions Arise
  • Native Americans (1749-1753)
  • Some allied (joined) w/ English colonists
  • Most allied with the French
  • Trusted French more
  • Less threatening than English
  • Small settlements, taking less land

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I. Tensions Arise (cont.)
  • France v. England (North America)
  • Ohio River Valley
  • English colonists wanted to settle
  • French felt this would hurt fur trade
  • Fighting Begins (1754)
  • George Washington leads troops
  • French attack Fort Necessity
  • Defeat was start of French and Indian War

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II. French and Indian War
  • France v. England (more bad blood)
  • French and Indians
  • English and the Colonists
  • Countries were also fighting in Europe (Seven
    Years War)

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II. French and Indian War (cont.)
  • Major British Victories
  • Fort Necessity control Ohio Valley (1758)
  • British capture Quebec (1759)
  • Fort Niagara French lose access to Great Lakes
    (1759)
  • British attack Montreal War is Now Over (1760)

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III. Outcomes
  • Treaty of Paris (1763)
  • Officially ends war
  • Countries receive land
  • England Canada/lands east of Mississippi River
  • Spain lands west of Mississippi River
    (Louisiana)
  • France NO land in North America

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III. Outcomes (cont.)
  • Pontiacs Rebellion
  • Indians attack British settlements (colonists)
  • British officials fear future attacks
  • Proclamation of 1763
  • Forbids colonists to move west of Appalachian
    Mtns.
  • Colonists angry/refuse order

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Critical Thinking
  • 1. You are a colonist who has fought in the
    French and Indian War. Why would Pontiacs
    Rebellion and the Proclamation of 1763 make you
    want to claim your independence from England?
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