APUSH Vocabulary

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Mairead Swords September 30, 2012 APUSH chpt 4 Mod 2 CHAPTER 4: The Empire in Transition Vocabulary: * Salutary neglect: an undocumented, though long-lasting, British policy of avoiding strict enforcement of parliamentary laws * Albany Plan of Union: suggested by Benjamin Franklin at the Albany Congress in 1754 in Albany, New York. It was an early attempt at forming a union of the colonies "under one government as far as might be necessary for defense and other general important purposes" during the French and Indian War. * Fort Duquesne: originally called Fort Du Quesne) was a fortestablished by the French in 1754, at the junction of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers in what is now downtown Pittsburgh in…show more content…
There were many goals of the British and the Americans in the Great War for Empire. The British wanted to have more land than the French. The British wanted to retake the site at the forks of the Ohio River. Washington has lost that territory during the battle at Fort Necessity. The British however were afraid of bothering the French, especially since they were allied with the Natives. The Colonists just wanted to defend themselves against raids by the Indians of the Ohio Valley. They did not try to attack Canada although they did declare war on the French under the pressure from England. They mainly wanted to stay out of the battle, many settlers had withdrawn from the frontier to seek shelter to the east of the Allegheny Mountains to avoid any kind of hostilities. The war affected the attitudes of British leaders as well of those of American colonies. It gave England much more territorial claims in the New World. But because of all the money they put into the war they enlarged their debt. They also started to look down on the Americans, the colonists were not happy with being told what to do and being forced to fight in the war, this frustrated and angered the British. They looked at this to mean that the Americans were inept in fighting when in reality they just didn't want to fight. Also they were mad that the Americans did not financially contribute to a war that would benefit the colonies. Americans also sold food to the French and this made them look like traitors. Because of these factors the British felt like they needed to enforce more control over the colonies to keep them in line. This war changed the attitudes of the Americans because it united the other colonies. Before this happened people from different colonies did not really communicate as they had no means to, but when the fought in a war together they got to known each other and bonded over fighting a "common foe". This also strengthened their views that the English should stay out of
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