French and Indian War

  • George Washington Attacks

    George Washington Attacks
    The British officer George Washington led his men into battle. He was an ambitous 22 year old when leading this. He attacked a small French detachment. The next battle the French beat Washington and his army. These battles caused the French and Indian War.
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    French and Indian War

  • An Angered King

    King George II of Britiain was frustrated that the French were winning the majority of the battle. He selected leaders to run the government. An oustanding leader was William Pitt who started to turn things around for the British by winning battles.
  • Dramatic Turning Point

    The war took a dramatic turn in September 1759. Just outside of Quebec British troops were able to get over the cliffs protecting Quebec. They caught the French and won a huge battle. This win led them to victory in the war.
  • War is Over

    The French and Indian War ended in 1763. The Treaty of Paris was made to split the land up. Britian got all of North America east of the Mississippi River. French lost all of its land in North America.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    The Native Americans started to get mad that the French loss was a loss for the Natives, as said by the Ottawa leader Pontiac. They captured eight British forts. To deal with the Natives anger the British government created the Proclamation of 1763. This did not allow the Natives to cross west of the Appalachians.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    King George III chose George Greenville to sereve as prime minister in 1763. George was suspicious that the colonists were smuggling goods into the country. He made the Sugar Act which did three things. It halved the duty on foreign made molasses, placed duties on certain imports, and strengthened the the enforcement of the law.