The history of the french and indian war and american revolution

That move was followed by the capture or killing of every English-speaking trader that the French and their Indian allies could find in the upper Ohio Valley. This was not a war between the French and Indians, but between French and British forces, who had been fiercely competing to control North America since the late s.

European conservative Royalists and nobility had become nervous, and began to take measures in order to secure their positions. The Continental Congress fled to York. The arrival of his dispatches prompted the Franco-American army to begin a march for Virginia.

Revolutionary War Turning Point British strategy in involved two main prongs of attack, aimed at separating New England where the rebellion enjoyed the most popular support from the other colonies.

The British and the French could never get along. France did consider the landing of 40, men in the nearby British Isles but abandoned the idea because of logistical issues. That same year, Prime Minister George Grenville proposed direct taxes on the colonies to raise revenue, but he delayed action to see whether the colonies would propose some way to raise the revenue themselves.

Init became known that the Crown intended to pay fixed salaries to the governors and judges in Massachusetts. If one side lost a battle, they were still often given certain privileges, known as the honors of war. The following day, several hundred men assembled and stormed the fort, capturing the six-man garrison, seizing a significant quantity of powder, and striking the British colours; a subsequent party removed the remaining cannons and small arms.

In the early 17th century, an English royal charter granted land within certain limits between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to both the Virginia Company and the Plymouth Company. The Battle of Bunker Hill followed on June 17, They joined the conflict in January ofbut by this time, the British were an unstoppable force.

Lawrence with a powerful fleet to prevent further reinforcement of French troops from arriving in Canada. The site is built over today, but it was open country in Army Center of Military History Thereafter, land action in America died out, though the war persisted in other theatres and on the high seas.

Franklin, age 70 and already well known in French intellectual circles for his scientific discoveries, served as the chief diplomat with the title of "minister" the term "ambassador" was not used.

Governor Robert Dinwiddie of Virginia considered this region to be colonial territory, and he chose the young year-old militia captain, George Washington, to give the French warning that they would have to leave or face the consequences.

Boston in the American Revolution

Spain did not immediately recognize potential gains, and the American revolutionary spirit was seen as threatening the legitimacy of the Spanish Crown in its own American colonies.

By mid-September the Franco-American forces had placed Yorktown under siege, and British rescue efforts proved fruitless.

The debt and the resentment Arnold felt over not being promoted faster were motivating factors in his choice to become a turncoat.

He committed more troops and juggled the command, replacing old war heroes with vigorous young ones. Although the year-old Washington was suffering from dysentery and hemorrhoids, he strapped cushions to his saddle and charged into the action.

The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

The Newberry Library The French, however, were too quick. Under these conditions, asking Austria to assist France in a war against the British was impossible. Soon after the attack, Washington's troops were forced to surrender.A timeline of the events of the American Revolution, from the French and Indian War up through the drafting and ratification of the Constitutuion.

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French and Indian War from U.S. History Images. Click a thumbnail to view the full size image. Click a thumbnail panel link to scroll additional thumbnails into view. The American Revolution was by no means a purely American-British conflict.

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The fight for American independence piqued the interest of Europe’s most powerful colonial powers. The result of this conflict would not only determine the fate of the thirteen North American colonies, but also alter the balance of colonial power throughout the world.

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