person who buys up large areas of land in the hope of selling them later for a profit.
Albany Plan of Union
plan proposed by Benjamin Franklin in 1754 that aimed to unite the 13 colonies for trade, military, and other purposes; the plan was turned down by the colonies and the Crown
French and Indian War
a war in North America between France and Britain (both aided by indian tribes)
Treaty of Paris (1763)
Ended French and Indian War, France lost Canada, land east of the Mississippi, to British, New Orleans and west of Mississippi to Spain
French explorer who sailed from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico via the Mississippi River and claimed the western United States for France.
French missionary who accompanied Louis Joliet in exploring the upper Mississippi River valley (1637-1675)
French explorer (with Jacques Marquette) of the upper Mississippi River valley (1645-1700)
French fort that was site of first major battle of French and Indian War; General Washington led unsuccessful attack on French troops and was then defeated at Fort Necessity, marking beginning of conflict.
a British commander during the French and Indian War. He attempted to capture Fort Duquesne in 1755. He was defeated by the French and the Indians. At this battle, Braddock was mortally wounded.
famous chief of the Ottawa who led an unsuccessful rebellion against the British (1715-1769)