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What Causes People to Rebel Against Their Government?. What do you already know about the American Revolution?. Objective: To analyze the importance of the Albany Plan of Union and the causes and effects of the French and Indian War.

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Objective: To analyze the importance of the Albany Plan of Union and the causes and effects of the French and Indian War.

Do Now: Which European countries were competing for land in North America?

- Great Britain

- France

- Spain


Albany Plan of Union

  • The Albany Plan of Union, proposed by Benjamin Franklin and Massachusetts governor Thomas Hutchinson, called for colonial unity in the face of the coming war with France.

  • What do the letters stand for?

  • Why does the snake have 8 pieces, not 13?

  • What message was Franklin’s cartoon delivering to the delegates at the Albany Congress?

  • 4. Is Franklin’s message still relevant for political life today?


  • The Grand Council would:

- make laws

- raise taxes

- defend the colonies

  • None of the colonies approved the plan out of fear of losing power.

* The Albany Plan of Union set an example that would later be followed by such gatherings as the First and Second Continental Congress.


French and Indian War (1754 – 1763)

Causes:Britain began to compete with France over the fur trade in the Ohio Valley.


French and Indian War: Alliances

Alliance - a formal agreement by two or more nations to act together in a cause

• France, Spain (1762), Algonquins, and Hurons

• Great Britain and the Iroquois

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French and Indian War: Effects

  • The Treaty of Paris was signed in 1763, ending the war.

  • The war led Britain to establish several rounds of economic policies and new taxes that angered many colonists, leading to unrest.

  • Deep Debts!!

The Treaty of Paris

• Britain gained Canada and all of the French land east of the Mississippi River.

• Spain gained all of the French land west of the Mississippi River.

• Spain gave up Florida to Britain.


The proclamation of 1763
The Proclamation of 1763

  • Native American Treaties were being ignored by western settlers

  • Proclamation Line limits Western settlement

  • Enraged many farmers and land speculators


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