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Unformatted text preview: 7 Years War Created by Zachary Mikhail, Abigail Rogers and Charles Orloff Causes of the Seven Years War ● ● ● English and French had been fighting in North America for two years before the start of Seven Years War Austria wanted to retake the extremely wealthy province of Silesia back from Prussia Frederick the Great of Prussia Invaded Saxony in an attempt to carry out a pre-emptive strike on the Austrians Effects of the Seven Years War ● ● ● ● Complete French loss of almost all Colonies in North America and India Emergence of Prussia as a Great Power The British Empire became the most powerful nation on earth due to it’s gains in North America and India British Bankrupted themselves winning the Seven Years War Major Figures During the War: - Tanaghrisson: a member of the Iroquois League, who was sent by the Iroquois Council to restore control over Ohio valley - George Washington: an officer at the time in Virginia’s rural militia - William Pitt: was a British Secretary of State during the war, and later served as Prime Minister of Great Britain - James Wolfe: led successful attack against Quebec (1759) Pontiac’s Rebellion ● Pontiac - Ottawa Chief ● Led an uprising in Detroit ● Natives seized almost every British Garrison throughout the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley ○ Killed and captured over 2,000 settlers ● Took 2 years for the British to reclaim lost territories ● British Ministry issued the Royal Proclamation of 1763 - Declared Indian land off limits to colonists Primary Sources Made by Benjamin Franklin to convince Colonists to join forces with the British ...
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