The French and Indian War

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The French and Indian War



Indian War

 Paintings by Nat Youngblood


The French and Indian War


The Seven Years War


La guerre de la Conquête


Fourth Intercolonial War


Great War for the Empire


Who Fought?

The French and Indian War was fought by the


against the


and their Indian (Native American) allies

The British had Indian allies too.Remember, the colonists were Englishmen at this time. They were loyal subjects and did not think of themselves as anything but Englishmen

God Save the King!!


The Albany Plan of Union


7 of the 13 colonies sent


to a conference in Albany, New York

Benjamin Franklin proposed a Union so the colonies could:

Make decisions over

Indian affairs

Handle trade issuesDefend themselves against the French

The Albany Plan of Union


The colonies said, “No thanks”


Why did they Fight???

French claims

Spanish claims

English claims


Remember the “G” in Glory!

England and France and Spain were all in competition with each other and with other

European countries

France had long claimed the

Ohio River Valley

As the 13 colonies prospered, many colonist began to look west toward lands that were claimed by the French


One Part of a Bigger War

The war was driven by the antagonism between Great Britain (in personal union with Hanover) and the Bourbons (in France and Spain), resulting from overlapping interests in their colonial and trade empires, and by the antagonism between the Hohenzollerns (in Prussia) and Hapsburgs (Holy Roman Emperors and Archdukes in Austria), resulting from territorial and hegemonial conflicts in the Holy Roman Empire. The Diplomatic Revolution established an Anglo-Prussian Camp, allied with some smaller German States and later Portugal, as well as an Austro-French Camp, allied with Sweden, Saxony and later Spain. The Russian Empire left its offensive alliance with the Habsburgs on the succession of Peter III, and like Sweden concluded a separate peace with Prussia in 1762. The war ended with the peace treaties of Paris (Bourbon France and Spain, Great Britain) and of Hubertsburg (Hohenzollerns, Habsburgs, Saxon elector) in 1763. The war was characterized by sieges and arson of towns as well as open battles involving extremely heavy losses; overall, some 900,000 to 1,400,000 people died.


But… this was a

World War

Just kidding… You don’t have to learn all that stuff!

England and her Allies

France and her Allies


George Washington

A young Major in the

Virginia Militia

, George Washington was sent into western Pennsylvania to counter the French

His group encountered a party of French scouts and there was a fight. A

French officer was killed

This was one of the first events that sparked the world-wide conflict

A young George Washington

Washington-Custis-Lee Collection, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia






England’s North American Territory is now HUGE!!



(gives up) all land EAST of the


to England

France gives New Orleans to SpainSpain gives Florida to England (who will later give it back, but that’s another story)

In North America, the only possessions France has are some islands in the

Caribbean (West Indies)


The Result?

England is

in debt

(big time!)

England needs money

to pay for the war

Fighting Indians would be too expensive



England’s Plan

Enforce existing taxes on the colonists (The state of

Salutary Neglect

was over)


new taxes

(after all, the war was to protect the colonists, so they should pay. Right???)Declare that there would be no settlements west of the Proclamation Line of 1763. (England was too broke to fight any Indian wars!)



Salutary Neglect

: The unofficial policy England had toward her colonies; tax and trade restrictions were

loosely enforced

(the colonists liked it!)

The Proclamation of 1763

: Colonists were forbidden to settle west of the Appalachian Mountains because England wanted to avoid wars with Indians


The Proclamation of 1763


Colonial Reaction


TEKS 8.4A: analyze causes of the American Revolution, including the Proclamation of 1763, the Intolerable Acts, the Stamp Act, mercantilism, lack of representation in Parliament, and British economic policies following the French and Indian War