March 15, 1744-October 18, 1748: King George's War The warm-up to the French and Indain War between France and England, also fought for domination over North America. Ends with the treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle and no clear victor.
1752-1753:Tension grows between France and England over competing land and trading claims. Minor fights break out, particularly in rural areas.
November-December 1753: The message George Washington carries Virginia's power over French encroachment to Captain Legardeur de Saint-Pierre at Riviere aux Boeufs. He rejects it.
May 28, 1754: The first battle Washington defeats the French in a surprise attack. His troops retreat to Great Meadows and build Fort Necessity.
July 3, 1754: The French take Fort Necessity
June 17, 1755: The British seize Acadia
May 8-9, 1756: Declarations of War Great Britain declares war on France. France declares war on Great Britain.
August 8, 1757: Fort William Henry The commander-in-chief of the French forces, Louis-Joseph de Montcalm takes Fort William Henry. The infamous blood fest occurs, later dramatized in James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans.
July 8, 1758: The French take Fort Ticonderoga
May 1, 1759: The British capture the French island of Guadeloupe in the Caribbean
June 26, 1759: The British take Fort Ticonderoga
May 16, 1760: French Siege of Quebec fails
September 18, 1762: French attempt to retake Newfoundland fails
February 10, 1763: Treaty of Paris All French possessions east of the Mississippi, except New Orleans, are given to the British. All French possessions west of the Mississippi are given to the Spanish. France regains Martinique, Guadeloupe and St. Lucia.
April 27, 1763: Indian Wars Pontiac, the Ottowa Chief, proposes a coalition of Ottowas, Potawatomies and Hurons for the purpose of attacking Detroit.
May 9, 1763: Battle of Detroit Pontiac's forces lay siege to Detroit. That summer, his allies destroy forts at Venango, Le Boeuf and Presque Isle.
October 31, 1763: Pontiac capitulates at Detroit Indian power in the Ohio Valley is broken.
July 17, 1754: Washington's resignation Blamed for Fort Necessity, Washington resigns. He will later return as a volunteer under British authority
July 25, 1759: A Slow Route to Victory The British take Fort Niagara, the French abandon Crown Point. After these two victories, the British control the entire western frontier.
September 15, 1760: The functional end of the war The British flag is raised over Detroit, effectively ending the war

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