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The French and Indian War

By alarose
  • The Opening

    The Opening
    In May of 1754, George Washington's militia attacked a small detac hment of French Soliders. Britian and France were long time enemies. The French attacked back, in a following battle in July the French would would force George Washington to surreneder. These battles would prove to be the opening of the fourth war between France and Great Britain, this war would become known as The French and Indian War.
  • French Victories

    French Victories
    In the next years to follow, the Bristish Army was no longer being lead by George Washington but by Edward Braddock. Braddock's mission was to drive the French out of the Ohio Valley. He first attacked Fort Duquense but as his troops neared the fort they were ambushed by the French and their Native American allies, they fought from behind trees something the British were not used to. This resulted in them turning and fleeing. The British army suffered defeat after defeat.
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris
    British Troops scaled the high cliffs that protected Quebec and caughted the Fremch and their leader by suprise, although the battle didn't last long it was deadly. This led them to their victory in the war. The war offically ended with the treaty of Paris. Britian claimed North America east of the Mississippi River, including Florida. Spain gained the French Lands west of the Mississippi, including the city of New Orleans. France kept control of only a few small islands.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    After Britian claimed ownership of the Ohio River Vally, the Native Americans became fearful that the settlers would drive away game they needed for survival. They soon recognized French loss as a loss for themselves, as a result they captured eight British forts and laid seige to two others. In response spread small pox amongst the natives. To avoid farther conflict, the British Governent issued the Proclomation of 1763 which banned all settlement west of the Appalachians.
  • The Sugar Act

    Tensions grew between Britian and the English Colonies after the war brought on a financial crisis, leading to new laws. British cracked down on colonial smuggling and authorized the writs of assistance. Convinced that the colonists were smuggling George Grenville urged parliment to enact a law known as the Sugar Act. The sugar act placed duties on certain imports, and strengthened enforcement of the law.