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William Pitt
Taking Canada and Winning the French and Indian War William Pitt states the British goal for the 1760 Campaign and provides military orders . William Pitt states the British goal for the 1760 Campaign and provides military orders .
07/01/1760. The French and Indian War settled the fate of the North American continent by driving the French out of Canada and the American West, and it kindled the fire that resulted in the American Revolution very soon after. It was thus the most important conflict in which the American people participated prior to the Revolution, and without it the Revolution would never have happened when it did, nor would its westward expansion have been possible in any case. And the man who more than any other was responsible for the massive scope of the British victory, and for the colonial policy that helped make it possible, was William Pitt the Elder.The war started in a dispute over possession of the Ohio Territory in 1753. King George II granted leading Virginia planters, who were interested in developing the region, 200,000 acres in the Ohio River valley in 1749. But the French, determined to secure the territory against encroaching British and American traders and land speculators, built a chain of forts along Pennsylvania's Allegheny River to prevent it. The British ministry determined to repel the French advance. However, their early efforts, including the French defeat of George Washington at Fort Necessity, were dismal failures.In 1757 William Pitt was named secretary of state and given charge of the war effort. Viewing America as the place ""where England and Europe are to be fought for,"" he resolved to commit whatever resources were necessary to defeat the French, not only in the Ohio but over the entirety of North America. This grand vision of driving out the French … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
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