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Lecture 6

Lecture 6 Part 2 – 17th-18th Century Canada

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History 2201E
Linda Sabathy- Judd

Lecture 6 Part 2 – 17 -18 Century Canada  Seven Years War: The Final Showdown o Was it inevitable?  No – could have used diplomacy, keep Natives happier, establish firmer boarders, etc. o Different from the other 3 wars  Decisive battles between the French and British for power in North America  Begins in North America and spreads to Europe o Started using metal plates to stake claims of territories o Formation of the Ohio Company of Virginia o British land company comes and claims Fort Duquesne, deep in Ohio and Native country  Reaction to French land claims o French moved into the Ohio country militarily  Had avoided it to avoid conflict with the Iroquois as reaction to what the British were doing  Established two Fort Presqu’isle and Fort Le Boeuf o British surprised by French and Natives while building Fort Duquesne  French came, finished it and claimed it o Jumonville Affair, 1754  Commander taken by the British  Killed by Iroquois who came with George Washington’s men  International incident, no war declared yet o Call for reinforcements from Europe  Major General Edward Braddock  2500 troops  Marquis de Vaudreuil (Governor of New France)  3000 troops  Baron Jean Hermann Dieskau  New military commander  Swiss o What about the Iroquois?  Are
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