1500-1799 | Biological weapons | United States

GENERAL AUTHORISES USE OF SMALLPOX TO KILL NATIVE AMERICANS

7 July 1763 In 1763, Major General Jeffrey Amherst, was the highly respected governor general of British North America and commander-in-chief of British forces. In 1760, he had led the successful campaign to drive the French from North America and now he was infuriated when Native Americans challenged the new British hegemony, by resisting the…