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French And Indian War


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  • 1. French and Indian War AP U.S. History
  • 2. Learning Targets
    • I can analyze and comprehend colonist involvement in the French and Indian War.
    • I can predict how the outcomes will lead to colonist dissent.
  • 3. Beginnings
    • The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle ended King George's war
      • European Imperial War
    • France was determined to take complete control of the Ohio Valley and western Pennsylvania
    • British ordered colonial government to resist this
      • George Washington was set to Penn. to request that the French leave!
        • France declined
        • Washington sent Virginia militiamen to expel them
        • Lost and surrendered
  • 4. Seven Years' War
    • Conflict spread to Europe
      • Called French and Indian war in the colonies
    • Benjamin Franklin proposed a plan for an intercolonial government to support the British against the French
      • Concept of uniting colonies
    • Britain took a lot of hits early on-skirmishes between Natives backed by French
  • 5. British Advances
    • Prime Minister William Pitt took Quebec and Montreal and almost wiped the French out of America
    • Treaty of Paris of 1763 officially ended hostilities
      • Britain gained Canada
      • Gained all of what is now the U.S. states east of the Mississippi river
      • France lost all North American holdings
    • Americans were proud to support the British during this war-served a vital role.
      • Proud to be a part of the victorious empire
  • 6. Long-term results
    • Writs of Assistance
      • America felt pride and affection toward Britain
      • British felt contempt and wanted to increase imperial control
      • Wanted to reduce American colonial freedom
      • General search warrants issued to help royal officials stop evasion of British mercantilist trade restrictions
      • In 1763 the strongly anti-American George Grenville becomes Prime Minister
        • Wanted to use the colonies as a way to pay off the large national debt incurred by war...
  • 7. Road to Revolution...
    • Cost of defending American frontier
      • Pontiac
    • Grenville sent Royal Navy to suppress American smuggling and enforce the Navigation Acts
      • Trade with the colonies was to take place ONLY on ships made in GB or America.
    • Issued the Proclamation of 1763
      • Forbade white settlement west of the crest of the Appalachians; wanted to keep Natives happy and settlers close to British control.
  • 8. Video Clip French and Indian War French and Indian War French and Indian War Timeline