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Ohio River Valley

Other land companies wanted to trade there, but France said it was their land.

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Louisburg

On Cape Breton Island, north of Nova Scotia. Important French fortress.

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Iroquois Confederacy

Most powerful group of Native Americans in the east (based on NY). 5 nations: Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Seneca, and Onondaga. Independent why?-they fend for themselves and spread

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George Washington

A Virginian sent into the Ohio country to tell the French that they were trespassing and needed to leave

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Militia

A group of civilians trained to fight in emergencies

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Albany plan of Union

1754
Ben Franklin/Iroquois/delegats. Proposed Union with colonies to all unite and fight
One elected legislator would...taxes, trade, troops
Rejected because colonies feared a loss of power.

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Robert Dinwiddie

Sent gorge w to fight French

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French

Had many indian allies

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Seven Years War

Also French and Indian War (1756-1763)
France vs Britian. Why did they clash?
Ohio River valley-fur trade (beaver)

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Why were the French Native American allies

-not trying to build an empire
-French missionaries (convert NA to Catholics)
-better relationships (marry NA and adopt to their ways)

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Robert Dinnwiddie

Sent George Washington to do what he did

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Ft. Duquesne

(Decane)-Pittsburg-French-GW was supposed to go there

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Ft. Necessity

British fort that GW made after failure at Duquesne-tiny

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Fort Necessity

First British fort in the Ohio River Valley. George Washington struck his first blow against the French using this fort.

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Robert Dinwiddie

Sent George Washington to set up Ft. Necessity.