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Ssed 411 early events of the french and indian war
Ssed 411 early events of the french and indian war
Ssed 411 early events of the french and indian war
Ssed 411 early events of the french and indian war
Ssed 411 early events of the french and indian war
Ssed 411 early events of the french and indian war
Ssed 411 early events of the french and indian war
Ssed 411 early events of the french and indian war
Ssed 411 early events of the french and indian war
Ssed 411 early events of the french and indian war
Ssed 411 early events of the french and indian war
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  • 1. Early Events of the French and Indian War
    • The Penn Family
    • 2. Benjamin Franklin
    • 3. The Quaker Assembly
  • The Penn Family
    William Penn was born October 24th 1644
    Father was Admiral Sir William Penn
    Penn became a member of the Society of Friends or Quakers
    Persecuted group at the time
    Founded by George Fox 1647
    Official organization in 1668
    Rejected rituals and oaths, opposed war, had simple speech and dress
  • 4. The Penn Family
    King Charles II owed Penn money but Penn asked for land instead
    Between Maryland and New York
    Charter was granted March 4th 1681 and proclaimed April 2nd 1681
    Protection of English laws and subject to the government of England
    First Frame of Government
    Proposed constitution and summation of ideals
    Revised later and by 1684 foundations of the Quaker Government were established
  • 5. The Penn Family
    Thomas Penn was the proprietor of the Colony of Pennsylvania along with his brothers, John and Richard, after Williams Penn’s death
    Thomas was influential in the controversy with the Quaker Assembly
    William Penn’s son’s didn’t follow his Quaker beliefs
  • 6. Benjamin Franklin
    Born January 17th 1760 in Boston
    Father was a soap maker and had a total of 17 children
    Worked as a printer, inventor, statesman, fireman, and writer.
    Pennsylvania Gazette, Poor Roberts Almanac
    Elected to the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1751
    Pushed through funds to support the building and arming of forts
    Commanded the Philadelphia Militia as Colonel Commander in 1756
  • 7. Benjamin Franklin
  • 8. Benjamin Franklin
    May 9th 1754 in Pennsylvania Gazette
    It was perceived to mean that if the colonies didn’t come together then it would lead to the destruction of British Interest, trade and Plantations in America
  • 9. Benjamin Franklin
    "Fish and visitors smell after three days.""Beware of the young Doctor & the old Barber." "God works wonders now & then; Behold! a Lawyer, an honest Man!" "A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one."
    All from Poor Richard's Almanac
    www.pbs.org/benfranklin
  • 10. Struggle With the Indians
    Hostility with Indians in Pennsylvania because:
    Walking Purchase
    Provided for the sale of lands along the Delaware below Lehigh
    As far as a man could walk in a day and a half
    Albany 1754 acquired whole of PA west of the Susquehanna
    Confused the Indians into allowing them to have more land than they thought
  • 11. Struggle With the Indians
    After the frauds, the Indians joined the side of the French
    Started attacking colonials, scalping men, women and children
    To alleviate these acts of violence, the provincial assemblies gave gifts to the Indians
    Assembly took on the financial burden
    Thomas Penn didn’t want to pay so it created controversy with the assembly
  • 12. Penn's Vs. Quaker Assembly
    Because of Penn’s refusal to pay, a party developed to get rid of the proprietors and have a crown appointed governor instead
    Proprietors and the crown vs. the assembly
    Trying to take away the Assembly’s rights
    Military necessity
    Give money on their own terms
    Governor Morris asked for money and gets 20,000 lbs
    Still tried to take away rights of Assembly
  • 13. Penn’s Vs. Quaker Assembly
    Colony had rights to use its own methods to furnish assistance
    King and Governor were trying to take away these rights
    Governor wouldn’t allow Assembly to see instructions from proprietor
    Acting under claim from proprietor that his land was exempt from taxation
  • 14. Penn’s Vs. Quaker Assembly
    After Braddock’s defeat, Dunbar who was in charge of the rear abandoned everything
    Indians invaded unmanned area
    PA assembly passes Quaker Militia Law
    Written by Ben Franklin
    Called for volunteer militia
    Defense Forts increased
    17 in the beginning and that rose to 50
  • 15. Penn’s Vs. Quaker Assembly
    Quakers get Delaware and Shawnee Indians to withdrawal
    The Proprietors still made the colonies pay for war
    Ben Franklin in 1757 goes to Britain to fight for Assemblies rights
    Loses because he lacks allies
    PA still gets voted sufficient and gets 100,000 pounds and 5 pounds per recruit
    Let them participate in the war in a new way- with aggression and conquest

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