The french and indian war

The French and Indian War

  • George Washington is sent to survey the land

    George Washington is sent to survey the land
    George Washington was sent out to survey land and tell the French they had to move off what the British considered their land. George Washington and a group of 150 men tried to make them leave. They attacked a French scouting party and killed 10 of the men. This angered the French and helped start the war.
  • Fort Necessity

    Fort Necessity
    George Washington surrenders to French Forces at Fort Necessity. It is the unofficial start to the French and Indian War
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    The French and Indian War

    This was a war between the French and the English, both of which had Indian allies. This war was mainly over the land on the North American Continent.
  • Albany plan of Union

    Albany plan of Union
    This was an attempt by Ben Franklin to unite the colonies. It was also an attempt to get the Iroquois as English allies. Both of these efforts failed. However, this did get the colonies thinking about uniting.
  • Meeting of the Iroquois with William Johnson

    Meeting of the Iroquois with William Johnson
    After the Albany Plan failed, WIlliam Johnson had a meeting at his house to try again to convince the Iroquois to fight with the English. William Johnson succeded. It was a big help for the English to have Indian allies.
  • Braddock arrives in America

    Braddock arrives in America
    General Braddock arrives in America and England decides to rid the continent of the French. This is part of the reason the war begins.
  • Fort Duquesne

    Fort Duquesne
    General Braddock and his English and colonial forces are defeated by French and Inidans at Fort Duquesne. Fort Duquesne is a French fort.
  • Lake George

    Lake George
    The small army of Native Americans and American colonists beat the French, all by themselves - without the aid of the usual British army. This was led by William Johnson and an Indian sachem named Hendrick. This was a major victory and wasn't easily won.
  • War Declared

    War Declared
    The English offcially declare war on the French. This marks the offcial start of the French and Indian War.
  • Fort Oswego

    Fort Oswego
    The French capture Fort Oswego on the banks of the Great Lakes. They now control the water ways of the Great Lakes.
  • William Pitt Becomes Foreign Minister

    William Pitt Becomes Foreign Minister
    William Pitt began adapting war strategies to fit the American frontier. Pitt also understood colonial concerns. William Pitt increased colonial moral greatly.
  • Fort William Henry

    Fort William Henry
    The Commander-in-Chief of the French forces attacks Fort William Henry. When the British surrender, they get massacred by the Indians and the French.
  • Sir Jeffrey Amherst becomes a major general

    Sir Jeffrey Amherst becomes a major general
    William Pitt elevates Sir Jeffrey Amherst to the rank of major general. He later becomes commander of the entire British army. He hated America for his entire life. Amherst helped lead the force that captured Montreal.
  • Louisbourg

    The British seize Louisbourg. This guarded the mouth to the St. Lawrence river, so the British now had control of this water way.
  • Frontenac

    The French surrender Fort Frontenac on Lake Ontario. This destroys their ability to communicate with their troops in the Ohio Valley.
  • Fort Niagra

    Fort Niagra
    Johnson's English soldiers and Iroquois Indians capture Fort Niagra. This fort is right near the falls, so the British now had control of that river.
  • Quebec

    The British win the battle of Quebec. The generals from both sides die in this battle. This is the deciding battle in the war, the British now control the city.
  • King George III Becomes King

    King George III Becomes King
    King George III becomes the king of England. He is stubborn and not at all smart. Later on, he creates taxes that cause tension between the colonies and England.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris officially ends the French and Indian War. The French got kicked off the continent except for two tiny fishing islands off the coast of Canada. The English got all of the land east of the Mississippi river. Everything west of the Mississippi went to Spain.
  • The Proclamation of 1763

    The Proclamation of 1763
    King George III issued this proclamation to organize the American colonies. He allowed no settlements west of the Appalachain Mountains. Anyone already west would have to move back east. The colonists didn't listen and kept moving west.
  • End of Pontiac's Rebellion

    End of Pontiac's Rebellion
    This was the unoffical end of the war. An Indian chief attacked the British his efforts eventually failed when the other Indian groups got tired of fighting and left.