French and Indian War Timeline

Timeline created by Zoey/Moringflower
In History
  • George Washington creating Ft. Necessity.

    George Washington creating Ft. Necessity.
    In his first battle he surprise attacks the French and wins his very first victory in his first battle. George Washington's resignation was blamed for the Fort Necessity, Washington resigns, but he will return soon but as a volunteer under the British's authority. In 1756, war was declared on France and France declared war on Great Britain.
  • William Pitt leading the British

    William Pitt leading the British
    William Pitt was known as one of the greatest wartime leaders of all British history, during 1754 he directed the British Military the operations and to carry out political schemes of great effectiveness. In the 1750's Great Britain and France established large colonies all through the east half of North America. The British (which is known as America) was stretched along the Atlantic Ocean by the present day Maine to Georgia.
  • French's Expansion and declaration of war

    French's Expansion and declaration of war
    When the French expanded over the Ohio River valley, that brought a conflict with the British colonies and a battle was led to the British for declaration of war. In 1763 peace was rewarded, and the British received the territories of Canada from France and from Florida and Spain, they opened the Mississippi valley to the western expansion. In 1754, the French built a fort call Fort Duquesne, and the fort was built where Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers joined to form the Ohio River.
  • paying down the war dept

    paying down the war dept
    After the French and Indian War, King George II argued that the colonists should pay down the war debt. The war doubled the British nation's debt. He thought this because the ending of the war secured the colony's borders.
  • Massacre at Pt. William Henry

    Massacre at Pt. William Henry
    The French failed to protect their prisoners, but after the British came out of their fort marching, the French retreated down the old military road. The Indians killed many of the British and the Indians also scalped the British, after that, the Indians took hundreds of the British as prisoners to Canada. More than 1,500 British were killed, but there was a series of misunderstandings and betrayals, and that lead to surrender and murder.
  • British Victory in Canada

    British Victory in Canada
    The British won their first victory at Louisbourg, near the mouth of the St. Lawrence River. About a month later, the British to Fort Frontenac to the western end of the river. In 1760, the French lost the foothold to Canada, but soon Spain joined France against England, and for most of the war, Britain concentrated on seizing the French and Spanish territory.
  • Battle of Quebec

    Battle of Quebec
    In 1759 General James Wolfe won the Battle of Quebec. He did this by closing in on Quebec on the Plains of Abraham. As a result of this battle, Wolfe and a French commander were fatally wounded.
  • Fall of Montreal

    Fall of Montreal
    In September 1760, the French lost their place in Canada when Montreal fell. For the rest of the war the British were focused on getting the French and Spanish territories. This is because Spain and France joined together against England.
  • The treaty of Paris ends the war

    The treaty of Paris ends the war
    The signing of the Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War in February of 1763. After the war the British got Canada and Florida which strengthened the American colonies. This is because it removed their European rivals and opened the Mississippi Valley to expand.
  • Stamp act

    Stamp act
    To help pay down the debit from the French and Indian War, parliment passed the Stamp Act in 1765. The Stamp Act was the first internal tax that affected colonists that the parliament passed. The colonists did not like this tax and there was a lot of resistance.