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French and Indian War
Transcript of French and Indian War
~During the war, King George III was plotting on how to get out of the major war debt he was gaining for himself. He came up with a solution: tax the American colonists on everything. He had parliament pass the Sugar Act of 1764, the Townshend Act of 1767, and the Stamp Act of 1765. Eventually, all these taxes were repealed, but these ridiculous tariffs made the colonists angry. The American colonists decided to react. On December 16, 1773 fifty men known as "The Sons of Liberty" dressed up as mohawk indians waited for the English tea ships to dock in American harbors. While the British weren't looking, they dumped 90,000 pounds of tea into the Atlantic ocean.
~French and Indian War~
Cause of French
~England wanted land west of the Appalachian mountains , but France was already living there. So, France teamed up with the Native Americans and made an attempt to fight off the British and the colonists.
Major Effects of War
Pre and Post War Map Territory
Major Events/Battles of French Indian War
On July 26,1758, the British seize Louisbourg, which opens up a route to Canada
The French surrender Lake Ontario, which provided communication between the troops, on August 27, 1758
General Montcalm and Wolfe perish in the decisive Battle of Quebec in which the British won
On February 10,1763, the Treaty of Paris was signed in which everything east of the Mississippi River belongs to the British
~In the Sugar Act of 1764, Parliament ordered a tax on sugar, molasses, and all imported goods. This caused a mild reaction through the colony.This tax was repealed in 1765.
~The Stamp Act of 1765 is when Parliament ordered that a tax be made on all paper. This included: wills, newspapers, letters, decrees, etc... It was reapled in 1766.
~The Townshend Act of 1667 is when Parliament ordered that a tax be put on glass, paint, paper, and tea. This caused a great disturbance in the colonies. On March 5, 1770, the act was repealed.
Although George Washington became the first President of the United States in 1789-1797, he didn't have a significant role in the French and Indian War,he did however have a significant role in the American Revolution.
The Tea Act is a tax put on tea. This caused an angry reaction from the colonists, and led to the "Boston Tea Party" , which 50 colonists dressed up like Mohawk Indians dumped 90,000 pounds of tea into the Boston harbor
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Main Indian Tribes
Algonquians- were the main allies of the french
Iroquois- were the main allies of the british
James Wolfe- major general for the british who led them to victory in Quebec.
Edward Braddock- the first general to arrive from England but was killed the first battle.
George Washington- wasn't the greatest leader but through out the war became stronger
Marquis De Montclam was the general of the french for the 7 years war