Ohio Country-piece of land the French and brits
Fort Duquesne- French fort in ohio country
Fort necessity- Washington’s fort (gets surrendered July 4)
General Edward Braddock- Brit soldier that motherland sends to help Washington attack the French. Believed that no one can match the brit’s military. Hates colonists, but despises NA’s. marches up against Duquesne with 2200 men with him. About 10 miles out of the fort, the 8 indians warn him, but the ignorant bitch is ignorant and marches into an ambush. Gets killed in his hubris and then command goes to Washington.
Ϛ French America
French are north of the St Lawrence river, great lakes region, Mississippi river, and the gulf of Mexico
By 1750 there was a significant difference in numbers of the French and british
Even though the brits have tons more people, the French has way more land to spread out in.
French depend on Indians and develop profitable economic relationships with Indians. Both for military and for trade.
By the 1750’s brits
Ϛ Native America
Ϛ Ohio Country
Next to Shawnee
French want it because there are lotsa Indians there for using
Brits see lotsa land there for growing things for Ag profit
French make the first move to the Ohio country
1754 french start making a fort near the fork of the ohio river
Ϛ French Success
The French twice beat back the Brits and then go on the offensive and successfully attack the brits…