Osher at Kansas State Polytechnic
Kansas State Polytechnic is proud to partner with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas to offer educational opportunities for participants age 50 and over in the Salina area.
Fall 2016 Courses
Prelude to the American Revolution: The French and Indian War
Presented by Robert Smith, PhD, Director of the Fort Riley Museum
The French and Indian War was part of a global conflagration known as the Seven Years War, which had profound consequences for North America. The French empire was destroyed; the fate of Native Americans west of the Appalachians was decided; and the attitude of loyal colonists toward Britain was changed. The first class will examine the feud between Britain and France; the role Native Americans played; and how a small skirmish in the Ohio Territory led by a young George Washington ignited a world war. Then we’ll consider the events in Europe and a change in British strategy. Finally, we’ll examine the final offensive when Britain won Canada but ultimately soured the long relationship between American colonists and their mother country.
Dates: September 21, September 28, and October 12
Times: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Location: Welcome Center room 122, Kansas State Polytechnic campus