PLS 102 Notes - PLS102 14:59 PreColonialAmerica

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PLS 102 14:59 Pre-Colonial America -War in Europe between France and Great Britain soon spilled over into the new  world. -American settlers were and considered themselves “British subjects” minus the  French in Canada, NY, OH,  The French and Indian War (1754-1763) -Also known as the Seven Years’ War -In the 1750’s, the French began to build a series of Forts in PA, NY and  Canadian region as a response to increased trading outposts (expansions) by  English fur traders. -In the fall of 1753, the French move troops from Canada and seize the cabin of a  Scottish trader and establish a presence near the Allegheny River. -Agitation over trade and unresolved issues begin to heat up between France and  England. -Indian tribes generally sided based on geography and existing relationships with  European nations. -A young colonel by the name of George Washington delivers an ultimatum from  Virginia’s governor to the French commander.  The French reject the ultimatum. -On May 28, 1754, G. W. defeats the French in a surprise attack.  Washington  retreats and builds “Fort Necessity” -On July 3, 1754, the French ‘retake’ Fort Necessity.  Washington resigns (in  disgrace) -June 17, 1855, the British take Nova Scotia, although the first two years of the  war go poorly for the British, Americans, and allies. -July 9, 1755 British General Braddock is defeated in the ‘Battle of the 
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course PLS 101 taught by Professor Harcek during the Winter '10 term at Grand Valley State University.

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PLS 102 Notes - PLS102 14:59 PreColonialAmerica

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