George Washington and the French and Indian War. The Appalachian Mountains prevented settlers from expanding westward. The Ohio River Valley. The English and the French both wanted to control the Ohio River Valley. The English wanted the land for farming.
Larger population in the colonies
Secret weapon – bagpipes
Guerilla warfare tactics
Strong, large network of forts
Colonies Rejected his Plan
Benjamin Franklin presented his plan of union (Albany Plan of Union) to the other English Colonies.
The plan called for a council made up of representatives that would have the authority to make war and peace, and to provide a defense against the French.
In 1755, General Braddock leads the British army and the colonial militia to drive the French out of the ORV. Washington tried to warn Braddock that their bright red uniforms and style of marching would not work. They would be easy targets for their enemies to spot.
THIS REALLY COMES IN HANDY DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR!