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While at the Albany Congress of 1754, Benjamin Franklin proposed the Plan of Union, which would


create a standing colonial army, which would be charged with attacking New France and conquering it.


unify the colonies in a protest movement against British taxation.


send envoys to Spanish and French colonies elsewhere in North America to create treaties that would prevent colonies from attacking each other.


create an inter-colonial governing body that would oversee issues of Indian relations, defense, and Western settlement.


establish a protocol throughout the colonies for the return of runaway slaves.

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