French and indian war

  • Britain takes Fort Beauséjour

    Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Monckton leads a large British force against Fort Beauséjour. The fort is held only by a small garrison of French troops and after a 13 day siege, they are defeated by the British. The British wanted this fort in hopes of taking Isthmus of Chignecto, as it was the only pathway beween Quebec and Louisberg during the winter.
  • Battle of Monongahela

    Major general Braddock and 1300 soldiers clashed with captains Liénard de Beaujeu and Jean-Daniel Dumas and 891 French soldiers. Captain Lienard de Beajeu and General Braddock are killed, along with 456 British soldiers and what is estimated to be around 30 American casualties. After the British advance force encounters the French force and retreats, Braddock's men accidentally fire upon them thinking them to be enemies, during the fight Braddock is shot and the British forces are soon routed.
  • Seven Years War Begins

    During the 1750s, France begins moving into the Ohio River valley, with the hope of expansion. As they went they kept encountering British forces in the Colonies, often leading to skirmishes. After this continued for several years, the British declared war against France in 1756, this begins The Seven Years War.
  • Siege of Fort William Henry

    Louis-Joseph de Montcalm lays siege against Fort William Henry which was held by British forces at the time. The fort was held by a small, and mostly unsupported, group of British soldiers. Heavily outnumbered and severly outgunned, the British surrendered after several days of constant bombardment.
  • Battle of Quebec

    General James Wolfe scores a massive victory for the British by taking Quebec. They climbed the cliffs over the city and managed to defeat French forces lead by Louis-Joseph de Montcalm. Wolfe is mortally wounded during the fight, but the battle gave the British control of Canada.
  • War between France and Britain ends.

    The Treaty of Paris is signed by France, Britain, Portugal and Spain. This formally ended the Seven Years War, also known as the French and Indian war. This also marked the start of Britain's power outside of Europe.
  • British Sugar Act

    Parliment passes the British Sugar Act in hopes of raising revenue. It came to the colonies at a time of economic depression, it did not take long for protests to begin. This was one of the events that would later lead to the start of the Revolutionary War.