The seven years war

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The seven years war

  1. 1. THE SEVEN YEARS WAR
  2. 2. Intro to the problem  The French and the English began to argue over who owned what in America.  The French began building bases in English America.
  3. 3. British French Fort Necessity Fort Duquesne * George Washington * Delaware & Shawnee Indians The Ohio Valley 1754  The First Clash
  4. 4. Braddock’s Defeat  So the English sent General Edward Braddock commander in chief of the British forces to America to drive the French out of the OhioValley  They marched in columns and rows, and took time out everyday to sit and have tea  The French and Native Americans hid behind trees and fired at the bright uniforms of the British  The British lost badly loosing nearly 1,000 soldiers including their Commander in Chief General Edward Braddock
  5. 5. The French and Indian War  1756:The fighting in America leads to the start of a war in Europe between the French and English known as the SevenYears War  The first years of the war went terrible for the British and their American colonies  The French captured several British forts including forts at Lake Ontario and Lake George  France’s Native American allies began staging raids on frontier farms from NewYork to what is nowWestVirginia  They killed settlers, burned farmhouses and crops, and chased many families back to the coast
  6. 6. Fortunes Reverse In 1757, expansion advocate William Pitt became the British Prime Minister and vowed to lead country to victory.  Pitt concentrated on:  expelling the French from NorthAmerica  buying the cooperation by the colonists by stimulating the North American economy with a massive infusion of British currency  buying the support of the Native Americans with promises of fixed territorial boundaries.
  7. 7. Fortunes Reverse  The greatly fortified force devastated the Cherokee to the South and began capturing strategic French forts and cutting off their supply lines.  The British conquered Quebec in 1759.  In 1760, they captured Montreal.  In the final years of the war, the British defeated the French Navy and took French colonies in the Caribbean.  The French Empire in North America came to an end.
  8. 8.  North America 1763:

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