Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Wordless: Ben Franklin's Treaty

If you are a regular around here you know this is about as wordless as I can possibly get. :)

This treaty was printed by Ben Franklin in 1746. It is between the provinces of New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania and the Indians of the Six Nations.

The Six Nations were also referred to as the Iroqois Confederation and included the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, the Cayuga, the Seneca, and the Tuscarora tribes. This treaty arose during a time period referred to as King George’s War. In Europe, this same time period (1740-1748) is known as the War of Austrian Succession. Prior to 1763 there were four such wars involving the British, the French, and Indians…..the one mentioned in the treaty pictured here is the third war. The treaty explains that members of the Six Nations will fight on the side of the British against the French in the colonies.

The image seen here was obtained here….a great source for Political Science images through American History.

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7 comments:

ARCHITECT said...

cool... mine is up too!

SandyCarlson said...

Ben was a nut. Thank God.

elementary historyteacher said...

Yes, Sandy. Ben was a nut. I have a feeling if he was around today his career would have been cut short by scandal after scandal. Yet, he was a brilliant man.

sgaissert said...

I enjoy your blog, and thank you for introducing me to Wordless Wednesday.

EHT said...

sgaissert...you are very welcome and I'm glad you find something interesting here in my meager offerings.

Michelle said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and I am not surprised to find another teacher. There are so many of us out there.GG. And loved the video of your son the bear...LOL

Eric said...

Glad to have found you...love the Images of Amer. Political History site! Great stuff for me as I plan my fifth grade social studies units! I look forward to returning...