Although the French and Indian War began officially in 1756, rising tension and engagements between British and French colonists happened years prior. With the English, French, and Native Americans all living in North America, a conflict between the three groups was only inevitable. English and French forces fought for supremacy of the Ohio Valley area, between the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers. Native American tribes fought on both sides of the conflict.
Part one focuses on how the war begins.
Do the names George Washington or Benjamin Franklin sound familiar? While they are more widely known for their roles in the American Revolutionary War, they also played pivotal roles in the early days of the French and Indian War!
- 3-2 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the exploration and settlement of South Carolina.
- 3-2.0 The inhabitants of the early Carolina colony included native, immigrant, and enslaved peoples. To understand how these various groups interacted to form a new and unique culture, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the...
- 4-2 The student will demonstrate an understanding of how the settlement of North America was influenced by the interactions of Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans.
- 4-2.0 The interaction among peoples from three different continents created a distinctly American culture. To understand the contributions made by Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans to the settlement of North America, the student will utilize th...
- 4.2 Demonstrate an understanding of the identity of a new nation, including the state of South Carolina between 17301800.
- 8-2 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the causes of the American Revolution and the beginnings of the new nation, with an emphasis on South Carolinas role in the development of that nation.
- 8-2.0 The events surrounding the American Revolution transformed British colonists into American citizens. To understand South Carolinas pivotal role in this process, the student will utilize the knowledge and skills set forth in the following indicators:
- USHC.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the influence of the Atlantic World on the regional and national development of republicanism and federalism from 16071815.