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  • 1. A World Divided….Unites The Road to Revolution
  • 2.
    • Have you ever been dragged into a conflict that you did not start? How did you feel after everything was resolved?
    Warm Up Question
  • 3. This political cartoon, drawn by Benjamin Franklin, in 1754 urged the colonies to unite in the French & Indian War.
  • 4. I. Main Idea
    • Many Colonists opposed Parliament’s attempts to tighten control over Britain’s North American empire.
  • 5. II. A British Victory
    • A. Initially Colonists & British rejoice over outcome of F&I War.
    • B. England becomes the world power.
    • C. England has war debt.
    • D. Blame colonists for the war.
    • E. tighten control over North American Empire.
  • 6. III. Tensions Mount
    • A. Colonists move west! Why?
    • B. Natives grow angry!
    • C. 1763 Chief Pontiac & Ottawa Tribe attack British at Fort Detroit
    • D. British begin to lose their forts in ORV.
    • E. Leads to Proclamation of 1763.
  • 7. The Proclamation Line of 1763 was created to prevent the colonists from moving westward onto Indian land.
  • 8. IV. British Taxes
    • A. Result from debt accumulated from F&I War.
    • B. Taxes in Britain
    • C. Parliament suggests raising taxes in the colonies as well
    • D. Colonists will oppose British taxation.
    • E. Road to Revolution has been paved.
  • 9. Your Packet……
    • You must complete letters a,b,c for all terms by Tuesday.
    • This will be a GREAT resource for your open notes assessment.
    • Here is an example…..and an answer.
  • 10.
    • I.   French and Indian War
    • a.  Definition/Explanation (include people/groups involved)
    •        This conflict occurred between the French and their Native American Allies v. The British, Colonists, and Iroquois Nation.
    •        Fought between the years of 1754 when Washington Surrendered at Ft. Necessity and 1759 with the fall of Quebec, the capital of New France
    • The war in America was part of a larger conflict known as the Seven Years War, which was fought on a global scale.
  • 11.
    • b. Cause(s)
    •        Colonists try to take over fur trading with Natives from French in ORV.
    •        English cross over Appalachian Mountains and begin to expand westward onto French Territory
    •        French and English rivalry for land and empire
  • 12.
    • c.        Significance/Effects
    •        British victory marks the end of French power in North America.
    •        Britain gains land as a result of the Treaty of Paris (1763)
    • Britain emerges as the world power, with a huge debt from the conflict to save the colonies.