The Colonial Perio1

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The Colonial Period Culture and society in the 13 British colonies An armed clash took place in 1754 at Fort Duquesne, the site where Pittsburgh,  Pennsylvania, is now located, between a band of French regulars and Virginia  militiamen under the command of 22-year-old George Washington, a Virginia planter  and surveyor.  The British government attempted to deal with the conflict by calling a  meeting of representatives from New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the New  England colonies. From June 19 to July 10, 1754, the Albany Congress, as it came to be  known, met with the Iroquois in Albany, New York, in order to improve relations with  them and secure their loyalty to the British. But the delegates also declared a union of the American colonies "absolutely necessary  for their preservation" and adopted a proposal drafted by Benjamin Franklin.  The 
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