Imperial Conflict cont Road to Revolution

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Imperial Conflict King William’s War, 1689-1697 Queen Anne’s War, 1702-1713 King George’s War, 1744-1748 French and Indian War, 1754-1763 o The first three were outside of the new world, not involving the American Colonies. French and Indian War o Called the Seven Year War by British o Originated in America o Land dispute with French in the Ohio River Valley o Both sides enlisted Indian help o Ohio River Valley was a rich, fertile area o French had land claims there o The Ohio Company of Virginia o Investors included Governor Dinwiddie o He received permission from London to build a fort in the Ohio River Valley
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o London believed in their “undoubted rights to such parts of the said river Ohio, as are within the limits of our province of Virginia, or any other [of] our province or provinces in America.” o Dinwiddie went a group to meet the French in Ohio o George Washington was a militia major who led the group in 1753 o The French refused to leave but sent the message to French officials o Dinwiddie decided to build a fort in Ohio o Construction and militia group went there in 1754 o Again under command of Washington o Entering the disputed territory, Washington’s group was attacked and retreated o Washington built Fort Necessity after they retreated o More Virginia militia arrived o Washington ultimately has to surrender o Allowed to return to Virginia o Dinwiddie asked London for help o Albany Conference, 1754 o New York
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o Ben Franklin presented his “Plan of Union” o Plan was not accepted by either side o British send over General Braddock, 1755 o War begins in Europe in 1756
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