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The French & Indian War<br />
Salutary Neglect<br /><ul><li>The British would protect the colonies & provide trade opportunities, but other than that, t...
Followed the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713.
Supported by Prime Minister Robert Walpole.</li></li></ul><li>Outbreak of War<br /><ul><li>Began in the Ohio Valley in May...
Lt. Colonel George Washington sent to prevent the French from putting the finishing touches on Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh).
Forced to retreat & surrender in July1754.</li></li></ul><li>The Albany Congress<br /><ul><li>The British called a meeting...
Led by Benjamin Franklin</li></li></ul><li>The Albany Congress<br /><ul><li>Constructed the Albany Plan of Union calling f...
Rejected by the colonies as too restrictive.
British thought it gave the colonies too much independence.</li></li></ul><li>The Albany Congress<br />
The French & Indian War<br /><ul><li>British war efforts were ineffective until William Pitt took over as Prime Minister.
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The French & Indian War

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The French & Indian War

  1. 1. The French & Indian War<br />
  2. 2. Salutary Neglect<br /><ul><li>The British would protect the colonies & provide trade opportunities, but other than that, the colonies were left to their own devices.
  3. 3. Followed the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713.
  4. 4. Supported by Prime Minister Robert Walpole.</li></li></ul><li>Outbreak of War<br /><ul><li>Began in the Ohio Valley in May 1754.
  5. 5. Lt. Colonel George Washington sent to prevent the French from putting the finishing touches on Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh).
  6. 6. Forced to retreat & surrender in July1754.</li></li></ul><li>The Albany Congress<br /><ul><li>The British called a meeting in Albany, NY in order to devise a defensive plan.
  7. 7. Led by Benjamin Franklin</li></li></ul><li>The Albany Congress<br /><ul><li>Constructed the Albany Plan of Union calling for a united defense against European & Native enemies.
  8. 8. Rejected by the colonies as too restrictive.
  9. 9. British thought it gave the colonies too much independence.</li></li></ul><li>The Albany Congress<br />
  10. 10. The French & Indian War<br /><ul><li>British war efforts were ineffective until William Pitt took over as Prime Minister.
  11. 11. Shifted British efforts from colonial skirmishes to the conquering of Canada, particularly Montreal & Quebec.</li></li></ul><li>The French & Indian War<br /><ul><li>The French surrendered Quebec in 1759 & Montreal in 1760, thus being sent to the bargaining table.
  12. 12. Ended in the Treaty of Paris in 1763.
  13. 13. British took control of French Canada & Spanish Florida.</li></li></ul><li>Impact<br /><ul><li>The British emerged as the dominant colonial power in North America.
  14. 14. The British were not impressed with the colonial militias & felt that the colonists could not defend themselves.</li></li></ul><li>Impact<br /><ul><li>Colonists were proud of their ability to fend of the French & Native American armies.
  15. 15. Britain owed a huge war debt.
  16. 16. British citizens were left paying higher prices and skyrocketing taxes.
  17. 17. Colonists did not like the idea of paying for the war effort.</li>

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