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U.S. History Project- Unit 2

  • Start of the French and Indian War

    Start of the French and Indian War
    There is no guarenteed exact date of the first battle, but about July of 1754, the first battle started. The war started when Fort Necessity was attacked. The war lasted 9 years, caused by struggles for territory, Native Indians, and religion disagreements.
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    French and Indian War

  • Fort Oswego

    Fort Oswego
    French General Montcalm captured Fort Oswego, but after the capturing, Indians took the wounded soldiers and held them captive.
  • Massacre at Fort Henry

    Massacre at Fort Henry
    After the surrender of the British to General Montcalm, the Indians put up a fight, killing 185 colonists and keeping 310 British soldiers captive.
  • Fort Dusquene

    On September 14, 1758, General Braddock and 1450 men surrounded the French/Canadian forces at Frot Dusquene in western Pennsylvania (present-day Pittsburg.)
  • Battle of Quebec

    Battle of Quebec
    During the siege at Quebec, both generals were killed during the fight. It was a very intense battle, resulting in ceding Canada to Britain.
  • French and Indian War Ended

    French and Indian War Ended
    On February 10, 1763, the Treaty of Paris was signed, officially ending the French and Indian War.As an effect, the Treaty of Paris was signed, New France was ceded to Great Britain, and Louisiana was ceded to Spain.
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    Amercan Revolution

    the American Revolution was caused by the colonist's grievances. They complained about taxation without representation, increased debt, merchanst threated with bankruptcy, land, and seperation from Britain. The war consisted of many battles, but the battles at Lexington and Concord, Bunker Hill, Saratoga, and Yorktown were the major battles. Also, George Washington, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Thomas Paine were major people in the American Revolution.
  • Declaration of Independence is Ratified

    Declaration of Independence is Ratified
    The Declaration of Independence was drafted by John Adams, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert Livingston, and Roger Sherman at the Constittional Convention in Philedelphia, Pennsylvania. It was written to explain to the colonists why they had the right to revolt against England and become independent. Eventually, it created equality among people. It also declared independence from taxation, ruling, and abuse from Britain.