Albany Congress

Albany Congress

French and Indian War

Albany Congress
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1754 Jun 19 - Jul 11

Albany Congress

Albany,New York

The Albany Congress was a meeting of representatives sent by the legislatures of seven of the British colonies in British America to discuss better relations with the Native American tribes and common defensive measures against the French threat from Canada in the opening stage of the French and Indian War, the North American front of the Seven Years' War between Great Britain and France.


Delegates did not have the goal of creating an American nation; rather, they were colonists with the more limited mission of pursuing a treaty with the Mohawks and other major Iroquois tribes. This was the first time that American colonists had met together, and it provided a model that came into use in setting up the Stamp Act Congress in 1765, as well as the First Continental Congress in 1774, which were preludes to the American Revolution.

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