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The Seven Years War

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Jasmin Maaghop

on 12 June 2013

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Transcript of The Seven Years War

The Seven Years War
North America
During the beginning
of the war, Britain
was having a
difficult time
winning at the
battlefield. At first,
it seemed as if
Austria and
France were
going to win.
However, all that
changed when
William Pitt
came in
and became the
official General
of Britain.
William Pitt
When William Pitt came in to power, he changed many things and one of them was helping Britain in the French-Indian war.
that took charge
in Britain was
James Wolfe
Wolfe lead the
battle in
St. Lawrence
as the Military
Head. It was
because he
came up with
great strategies
against France that they won victorious battles
James Wolfe
Marquis de Montcalm

was the
of France.
He is
as the
"Commander of the Forces" in North America.
1740-48 (Backstory) The War of the Austrian Succession
1757 Battle of Plassey
1759 Battle of Minden
1762 Russia Withdraws from the War
British gains control of Canada and the sea and Prussia wins at the Battle of Minden victoriously
Britain's control over India grows
British & French Connections
The war involves Britain and France both
trying to conquer as much nations. However,
they both landed in Canada and fought each
other for its colonies. At first, the French and
Austrians were winning but as soon as William
Pitt entered the British army serving as the
main general, Britain soon gained and and more
colonies from France.
Canadian Connections
Results & Consequences
Did the war really end when Marquis de Vaudreuil
surrendered Montreal?
The war officially ended when the French and Indian
war signed the 'Treaty of Paris' on February 10, 1763.
The treaty resulted in France giving up all its
possessions in North America to Britain. As for
Prussia, they get to keep the rich province of Silesia
that they gained back from Austria.
From the previous war, which was the 'Austrian Succession', Prussia stole Silesia
from Austria. Because of this, the leader of Austria- Maria Theresa sought
revenge on the Prussians by forming an alliance with France and Russia.
1756 The War Begins
Prussia steals Silesia from Austria.
involves most of the great powers of the time and affected Europe, North America, Central America, the West African coast, India, and the Philippines
1757-58 Prussia battles
for survival at battles of Rossbach and Leuthen,(victory)
1760 British take Montreal-Canada
1763- treaty of Paris ends the war
(Treaty of Paris, also known as the Peace of Paris, was signed by the kingdoms of Great Britain, Spain)France and had Portugal in agreement. The treaty of Paris didn't involve Prussia and Austria because they signed a separate agreement called the Treaty of Hubertusburg
Austrian Succession
Charles VI, Hapsburg monarch, was in control at time in Austria and had no male in line
to inherit the throne. When he died, he had no choice but to pass it on to his daughter,
Maria Theresa.
While the countries of Europe accepted it at first, Charles,
Prussia and France brought up that Salic law prohibited a
female heir. However, by doing this, they were just trying to
challenge the Hapsburg monarchy. Maria Theresa at this time
wanted to take over the province of Silesia from Frederick the
Great king of Prussia. She finally succeeded in 1756.
- The treaty between France and England limited their voyage boundaries. Both were not allowed to cross the Alleghery mountain and Ohio Valley.
- Before George Washington became the president of the United States, he led the Britain army. Even though he was a good leader, he made terrible mistakes to the troop.
-James Wolfe captured the Louisbourg, which led to their founding of St. Lawrence, Canada.

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