French and Indian War. 1750’s British and French claim the Ohio River Valley Albany Plan of Union War breaks out in 1754 Spreads to Europe by 1756 British capture Quebec in 1759 Treaty of Paris, 1763 France loses most of its colonial empire in North America . Proclamation Line of 1763.
Met in Philadelphia
Decided to continue protesting British Taxes
Each colony should form a militia
Lexington and Concord, April 1775-
British soldiers and Minutemen clash
Appoint George Washington as Commander of the Continental Army
Second Continental Congress