Virginia claimed ownership of Ohio, and Governor Dinwiddie hoped to prevent the French from founding their permanent post there. However, the militia group was too late, for the French were already constructing Fort Duquesne at the strategic point where the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers meet. George Washington was twenty-two and commanded the Virginian militia who attacked a French detachment and eventually surrendered after a day-long battle during which more than one-third of his men were killed or wounded. Washington had made a huge mistake that would eventually set of a war that would encompass nearly the entire world. “America, mayest well rejoice, the Children of New England may be glad and triumph” (Doc.
Many did not know that the American revolutionary war stemmed from the wars that Great Britain fought in the mid 1760’s. The American Revolutionary War began in 1763 during the Great Britain and France War with the Indians which came to be known as the French and Indian War (Stefoff 2001). America’s involvement began formally in 1760 when the control of the maritime trade to the British American Colonies was under the rule of the British monarchy (Saidler 2012). Also the British American Colonies were taxed on all their goods and they were not able to have representation with the King for the taxes they had to pay. The origins American Revolutionary War began in the mid to late 1600 and started with the French and Indian War and the Seven Years War between Great Britain and France.
The war began as disputes over land between British colonists, officials, and the Iroquois Confederacy who were against the French and their Native American allies. The Iroquois Confederacy thought that if they worked with the British, the British would let them keep some of their land if they won. Britain controlled the thirteen colonies extending to the Appalachian Mountains, where New France started. The borders were not officially written, so conflicts of this type were quite common.. The British sent Edward Braddock as commander-in-chief of all of the British forces in America.
The French and Indian War or the Seven Years War was one of the major events that led to the American Revolution. The French and Indian War started in 1754 when George Washington and General Edward Braddock tried to defend the British land that they felt the French were taking with their expansion into the Ohio River valley. In 1755 Governor William Shirley of Massachusetts had many French settlers in the Nova Scotia region moved from that region to avoid any confrontation if these settlers sided with their home country. These people were exiled from their home and moved into British colonies in a very cruel and violent fashion. This is one of the first examples of Britain’s oppressive nature towards people they consider a threat to what they feel is the best solution.
The colonists did not want to live being ruled by another country. The major events that led to the American Revolution were the French and Indian War, Stamp Act, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party and Lexington Concord. The French and Indian War was between the French and Indians, against the American colonies and English. This seven year war lasted from 1754-1763. During this time the French controlled the Mississippi River and the Ohio River as well.
The Seven Years War, or sometimes referred to as the French and Indian war, took place in the year 1754 and finally came to a conclusion in 1763, just prior to the American Revolution. The French and Indian war is often a war that’s importance is overlooked throughout the history of America. The French and Indian war set the stage for the George Washington to become the most important American figure in history. The events and battles of the Seven Years War would lead the colonist to helping the British defeat the French and their counterparts, the Native Americans. What took place during the Seven Years War would affect the colonist forever.
The Seven Years' War (called the French and Indian War in the colonies) lasted from 1756 to 1763, forming a chapter in the imperial struggle between Britain and France called the Second Hundred Years' War. In the early 1750s, France's expansion into the Ohio River valley repeatedly brought it into conflict with the claims of the British colonies, especially Virginia. When Robert Dinwiddie, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, learned that the French had build more forts, he sent out a small party under the command of a young George Washington to deliver a letter of protest to French officials, demanding that they leave the region. The mission was a failure, because the French summarily refused to vacate the area. In 1754, Governor Dinwiddie sought but failed to go get help from the other colonies, because he felt that this was a threat to the safety of the colonies and a barrier to western expansion.
Early colonial America was full of rivalry and conflict. England was just at the finish of the French and Indian War, which took up nearly a decade 's worth of time and ended in 1763 with the Treaty of Paris. The British had exhausted an innumerable amount of money on the war, leaving them avoiding further conflicts as much as possible. Succeeding the victory of the French and Indian War, the lands previously belonging to the French were now under ownership by England. The Native Americans lost their French allies and were fearful that the new colonialists would invade into their territories.
The British had many resources to utilize in the war and their allies who were Indians stopped supporting them. They therefore had no hopes and eventually lost in the fight and the continent was ruled b... ... middle of paper ... ... The Indians led to the peace agreement in 1758 with the England and having no support of Indians, the French lost in the war and left Fort Duquesne which went with British. The Indians worked as supporters of both the English and French. Conclusively, it is evident that the Indians played a key role in the war.
Due to the cost of Britain’s provided protection from the French whom had taken hold in the east and parts of Canada the colonists had been unfairly taxed on all sorts of items. The unfair taxation lead up to the Boston Massacre in 1770, when British troops sent to help collect taxes killed 5 of the colonists. These events and many others led up to the creation of the continental congress of which Washington was appointed Commander in Chief of the Continental army and in such showing Washington’s political skills and military skills. Washington knew that the signing of the declaration of independence would mean war with Britain, but also that this was a necessary evil as it was the only wa... ... middle of paper ... ...of our liberties. Thus in 1787 the need for a centralized government was all too apparent to Washington.