Lecture 14

Lecture 14 - Unit 9 The Battle for North America Lecture...

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Unit 9: The Battle for North America Lecture Outline 1. 1739-1748: The Prelude 2. 3. 1763: The Treaty of Paris 4. Boys 5. British America After the War Copies of this Powerpoint file will be available for download from the course website after class
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The Battle for North America 1. 1739-1748: The Prelude
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British Assaults on Spanish shipping and against Spanish ports in the Caribbean that began in 1739 only served to draw France into a military alliance with Spain against Britain in 1744
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In 1745, colonial militia from Massachusetts captured the Louisbourg Fortress, in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence River, from the French Army
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The Battle for North America 2. 1754-1763: The French & Indian War
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To protect their fur trade, in 1754 the French build a string of forts in disputed territory around the Ohio River
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1754: Virginia forces, led by Colonel George Washington, march on Fort Duquesne (left), but are ambushed at their Fort Necessity Camp by French and Indian forces. Washington surrenders on July 4, 1754
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July 1755: The new, larger British force led by General Edward Braddock is ambushed as it marches on Fort Duquesne. Braddock is killed and his second in command, George Washington, calls the retreat Image: Washington in the uniform of a British colonel
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