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On February 26, 2019

On This Day: The End of the French and Indian War

On February 10, 1763, the Treaty of Paris was signed between Britain, France, and Spain marking the end of The French and Indian War. In the treaty, France gave up most of its territory in North America to Britain and Spain. With less colonial competition in the New World, the victory of this war allowed Britain to have a greater influence in North America. This war also was a precursor to the American Revolution. The following clips discuss the importance of colonial influence during this time and how the American colonies grew sentiment to break away from Britain.

Pennsylvania Icons Exhibit

James Vaughan gave a tour of the “Pennsylvania Icons” exhibit at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. The exhibit features over 350 items that show the state’s role in the growth of the country. Mr. Vaughan showed weapons used in the Seven Years War.