In this chapter you read about the growing prosperity of the colonies, the developing colonial governments, and ideas that influenced colonial thinkers. All of this was accompanied by a physical growth across the Appalachian Mountains into territory that was claimed by France. Inevitably, conflict followed. The French and Indian War lasted from 1754 to 1763 and set the stage for events that would develop into the American Revolution. The battle at Fort Necessity was the opening battle of the French and Indian War.
Destination Title: Fort Necessity National Battlefield
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Start at the Fort Necessity National Battlefield Web site.
- Scroll down to read the introductory information.
- Click on the link The Fort Necessity Campaign on the right side of the screen.
- Scroll down to read about the conflict.
Use what you have learned to answer the following questions.