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Seven Years’ War. French & Indian War. NA before King William’s & Queen Anne’s Wars. France vs Great Britain. Britain & France fought one another with Indian allies from 1689 – 1713. These colonial wars were part of a bigger conflict b/w France, GB & Spain for trading rights

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Seven years war

Seven Years’ War

French & Indian War


Na before king william s queen anne s wars
NA before King William’s & Queen Anne’s Wars


France vs great britain
France vs Great Britain

  • Britain & France fought one another with Indian allies from 1689 – 1713.

    • These colonial wars were part of a bigger conflict b/w France, GB & Spain for trading rights

  • GB’s victory in 1713, will give them control of northern Canada, Nova Scotia (Acadia) & Newfoundland

    • 40 years later will cause the migration of Acadians ‘cajuns’ to French held Louisiana

    • Est. a 50 year period of salutary neglect by GB of its American colonies

      • GB will not need to enforce Navigation Acts




  • King George’s War (1744-48) War?

    • Small part of the conflict in Europe known as the War of Austrian Succession

    • Peace treaty in 1748 forced colonists to give back capture French forts along the St. Lawrence River

  • French & Indian War

    • Began in NA, but spread to Europe, Africa & the Philippines (Seven Years’ War)

    • British colonists wanted to expand into the Ohio Valley, but France needed to control this area to link Canada to the Mississippi Valley

    • 1754 Albany Congress set up a plan of union to help defend the colonies against Indian/French attacks


  • Indian territories, 1754 War?

    Iroquois Confederacy –Mohawk, Oneida, Seneca, Cayuga (GB allies)

    Huron, Algonquin (French Allies )


    Treaty of paris 1763
    Treaty of War?Paris (1763)

    • ‘In a sense, the history of the United States began with the fall of Quebec and Montreal: the infant republic was cradled on the Plains of Abraham’

    • Aftermath of F&I War

      • France gave control of lands east of the Mississippi & Canada to GB

        • Iroquois & other interior tribes lost the ability to play rival European nations off each other

      • Pontiac’s War –Ottawa chief led tribes against British settlers in Detroit, killing more than 2,000

      • British retaliated with inflicting smallpox on Indians

        • War led GB to est. the Proclamation Line, banning settlement west in order to work out potential conflicts w/ Indians west of the Appalachians



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