Flashcards in The Colonies Grow-Sect 3 Deck (15):
Ohio River Valley
Other land companies wanted to trade there, but France said it was their land.
On Cape Breton Island, north of Nova Scotia. Important French fortress.
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
A Virginian sent into the Ohio country to tell the French that they were trespassing and needed to leave
A group of civilians trained to fight in emergencies
Albany plan of Union
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.
Sent gorge w to fight French
Had many indian allies
Seven Years War
Also French and Indian War (1756-1763)
France vs Britian. Why did they clash?
Ohio River valley-fur trade (beaver)
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)
Sent George Washington to do what he did
(Decane)-Pittsburg-French-GW was supposed to go there
British fort that GW made after failure at Duquesne-tiny
First British fort in the Ohio River Valley. George Washington struck his first blow against the French using this fort.