Fundamentals of Government - Fundamentals of Government American Independence Early attempts at unity New England Confederation Common Purpose to defend

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Fundamentals of Government American Independence - Early attempts at unity - New England Confederation - Common Purpose to defend against Native American Threats and the Dutch - Iroquois Confederation - Powerful Native American nations united with a constitution and leadership - Around for 200 years and kept peace among its members - Albany Plan of Union - Proposed by Ben Franklin - Plan called for council of reps and a president general - Council would have power to control trade, raise armies. Build settlements and equip fleets - Rejected for fear it gave too much power to the Crown - But becomes basis 25 years for the early draft of the U.S. Constitution Events Leading to Revolution - French and Indian War 1754-1763 - Britain wins the War against France for control of Ohio River Valley and then tax the colonies to pay for the massive war debt - Colonists unite against a common enemy- the French but some resent having to harbor and supply British troops.
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