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French and Indian War

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Notes for my 4th graders

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  • 1. French and Indian War
  • 2. Vocabulary
    government- the laws and people that run a country, state, county, city, or town
    French and Indian War- a war between Great Britain and France, and its Native American allies
    militia- a volunteer group of soldiers
  • 3. Fort Niagara- Fort at the mouth of the Niagara River, first built by the French in 1725
    Fort Ticonderoga- Fort built on the waterway linking Lake George and Lake Champlain
  • 4. Notes:
    France and Britain claimed much of the same land in North America
    British colonists kept moving west
    France built forts on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, the Great Lakes, and Lake Champlain to stop the British from moving farther west
  • 5. The governor of Virginia sent George Washington to Ft. Duquesne to kick out the French
    Washington killed some French soldiers, but later surrendered to the French at Fort Necessity
    This battle started what became the French and Indian War
  • 6. The French won many of the early battles.
    British lost at Ft. Ticonderoga and Ft. William Henry
    British didn’t like the way the French fought, hiding in the woods
    British colonial militia was made up of colonists who fought to defend their homes
  • 7. The British finally started to win
    British won at Ft. Ticonderoga on their second try
    British captured the French cities of Montreal and Quebec
    The French surrendered and Britain gained all of Canada and all lands east of the Mississippi River

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