History for Baltimore Map
1755 General Braddock lands at Alexandria with two regiments of British Baltimore Map regulars. A combined force of British regulars and Country militia, including George Washington, launches an Baltimore Map ill-conceived attack on Fort Duquesne (near present-day Pittsburgh). The attack fails miserably, and with Braddock dead, Washington leads a quick retreat. In 1758, thanks largely to the leadership of Prime Minister William Pitt, the Elder, and Sir William Johnson’s close ties to the Mohawk, the momentum shifts to the British. 1759 Parliament disallows two laws that permit Virginians to pay their clergymen in currency instead of tobacco. Parliament also issues a warning concerning the growing power of the General Assembly. This is a victory for the clergy, but a resulting court case, argued by Patrick Henry, awards damages of one penny.
Henry uses the 1764 case against Reverend James Maury to argue against Parliament and the king as well as to advance his own political career. 1763 The Treaty of Paris ends the Seven Years’ War, known as the French and Indian War in the colonies, which essentially removes France from North Country. In the aftermath of the conflict, England faces a massive war debt, a postwar depression, and the challenge of defending and administering all of its new lands. One measure, the Proclamation of 1763, angers Virginia’s elite, many of whom hold huge quantities of land over the mountains, in anticipation of a stream of white settlers.