European countries were constantly fighting


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European countries were constantly fighting

  • European countries were constantly fighting

  • European countries tried to control as much land and as much trade as possible



England

  • England

  • France

  • Spain



more land

  • more land

  • + more trade

  • + more gold

  • = more wealth

  • & more power



Colonists “bumped” into each other.

  • Colonists “bumped” into each other.

  • Colonists explored each others’ land.

  • Colonists claimed each others’ land.







VA claimed western PA too.

  • VA claimed western PA too.

  • G. Washington was a wealthy planter and member of Virginia militia (volunteer soldiers).

  • VA Governor Dinwiddie sent GW and militia to PA to build a road through the mountains.

  • The road from VA to PA would help “claim” the land for VA.



Dinwiddie ordered GW to tell the French to leave (May, 1754).

  • Dinwiddie ordered GW to tell the French to leave (May, 1754).

  • VA militia killed a French “ambassador” by mistake.

  • French forces outnumbered GW and VA militia.

  • GW built Fort Necessity.

  • French forces captured GW and sent him home embarrassed.



Think about what you have learned so far in this presentation

  • Think about what you have learned so far in this presentation

  • Analyze the quality of George Washington’s leadership so far

  • Share your assessment of GW with two other students













Think about what you have learned so far in this presentation

  • Think about what you have learned so far in this presentation

  • Analyze the after action report from Washington to Governor Dinwiddie

  • Share your assessment of GW with two different students









British:

  • British:

  • acquired more land

  • became a world-wide “super power

  • grew resentful of colonial “blundering” and the cost of defending the colonies







Colonists:

  • Colonists:

  • acquired land to expand

  • gained valuable military experience

  • found their first “American” hero…G.Washington

  • learned how to cooperate

  • began to think of themselves as “Americans



Think about the results of the French and Indian War

  • Think about the results of the French and Indian War

  • Who was the biggest “winner” and why?

  • Who was the biggest “loser” and why?












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