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Period 2 Chapter 4, 1720-1763
Events that lead to conflict and therefore the revolutionary war
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Between 1750 and 1763 what 3 factors lead to significant changes in colonial America?
1. French and indian war
2. Surge in trade which led to colonials being indebt to britain
3. Migration sparked warfare with indians
What led to conflict in the Ohio valley?
French trading areas began to fester with British/America forces
What was Frances reaction to brits moving into the Ohio valley?
Built a series of forts along Lake Erie
What did the Iroquois confederacy in the Ohio valley do when tension between France and Britain started to rise?
Sent 2 half kings to British town were they were recognized as leaders of Iroquois, one of theses half kings killed French officer when the British attacked a French fort to insure that a war would break out
Did Washington's party, the British who attacked French fort, win or not?
Washington's party was defeated by the much larger French Force
The Albany congress occurred why?
Iroquois believed British were trespassing on their land and became unhappy with their alliance with the brits. Mohawk leader demanded the brits defend their interest better?
What did the colonies propose in the Albany congress?
One general government formed in America to address and protect trade, Indian rights, and so on. Never considered serious since it would go against parliament.
Who persuaded English prime minister to begin war with France in the colonies?
War hawks William Pitt and Lord Halifax, leaders of the board of trade persuaded prime minister to launch American war in 1755 were first battle won Nova Scotia
What happened when British general attempted to lead his army in America backwoods?
Failed miserable, the general (Edward Braddock) and half his men died because he wouldn't allow general Washington to lead the battle
When did the French and Indian war cause conflict in Europe?
In 1756 seven years war began over in europe
Who is considered the main architect of the British war effort in the French and Indian war?
William Pitt, master strategist who mobilized colonist as well as brought in the British armada to blockade French troops from getting into America
Who won the French and Indian war
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