Contest for the Continent

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Contest for the Continent 01:44 The Seven Years War Prelude to World War, 1739-1754 War for Jenkins’ Ear Lead tablet placed by French along Ohio River 1750s-French Strategies o Protect Mississippi River, the lifeline connecting Canada to Louisiana o Maintain alliances with tribes in the Great Lakes regions and Ohio Valley  Regions o SOLUTION=BUILD FORTS 1750s-British Strategies o form an inter-colonial union between all 13 mainland colonies o form alliances with the Iroquois natives o SOLUTION=ALBANY CONFERENCE Native American relations were important to the empires Iroquois were generally neutral, but British wanted to sway them Benjamin Franklin—“join or die”—join as 13 colonies or die at the hands of the  French, needed a central system to have the upper hand “the Confidence of the French in this Undertaking seems well-grounded on  the present disunited State of the British Colonies, and the extreme difficulty  of bringing so many different governments and Assemblies to agree any  speedy and effectual Measures for our common defense and Security; while 
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2011 for the course HIST 156 taught by Professor Bradbury during the Fall '08 term at Maryland.

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