French troops from Canada march south; seize and fortify the Ohio Valley. Britain protests the invasion and claims Ohio for itself.
The beginning of the fight
Ensign de Jumonville and a third of his escort is killed by a British patrol led by George Washington. In retaliation the French and the Indians defeat the British at Fort Necessity. Washington surrenders after losing one-third of his force.
The British implement a plan to defeat the French. Moncton successfully captures Fort Beausejour, Major General Edward Braddock troops are defeated in the Battle of the Monongahela, and William Johnson’s troops stop the French advance at Lake George.
Start of Seven Years' War
The Seven Years' War begins as Great Britain declares war on France expanding the North American conflict to Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.
General Montcalm Capture
The French led by Montcalm capture Fort William Henry. Following the surrender, Montcalm’s actions angers his Indian allies who capture or kill hundreds of unarmed British.
Rising Colonial Support
William Pitt implements cooperative policies toward colonial legislatures to receive more colonial support for the war, the Treaty of Easton is signed with the Six Nations, and the British take control of the Forks of the Ohio.
The Siege of Quebec
Under William Pitt's leadership, the British force the French to surrender Quebec after a battle on the Plains of Abraham.
End of War in America
The British capture Montreal ending the conflict in North America.
The fall of New France
Defeat of French forces through the strategy used by Wolfe who landed his troops at night on the Plains of Abraham. The French reinforcements arrived too late to help the garnison there. It fell under military occupation and rule of the British.
Pontiac's War, Pontiac's Conspiracy, or Pontiac's Rebellion was a war that was launched in 1763 by a loose confederation of elements of Native American tribes primarily from the Great Lakes region, the Illinois Country, and Ohio Country