Clash of the Empire-French and Indian War
English population was far greater than ______________________ in America
Reasons for coming to America
Spanish – ___________________
English – ___________________
French – ____________________ (furs)
French government wanted ________________ as a line of defense against English
along ________________________,______________________, ________________.
Search for Northwest Passage
______________________ – priest and _____________________ – fur trader
Navigated from Lake Michigan down __________________________ – not all way to
La Salle used prior information to the Gulf
Claimed all land drained by ________________________ for _____________
He returned north to plan another trip w/ settlers, he missed mouth of river, in TX, He
built __________________________ (2nd flag) and was _____________ by own men.
Reasons to settle mouth of Mississippi River
Base of attack against ________________
Trading post for ___________________
Keep _____________ from taking control of _________________________
1718 New Orleans
________________ controlled 2 access points to interior
1. ___________________________ – Quebec & Montreal
2. ___________________________ – New Orleans
France _______________ tensions with __________________
Both England & France recruited Indian allies
England – _____________________
French – ______________________
English population _______________ rapidly, not the French
French built forts around _________________________
ALBANY PLAN OF UNION 1754
________________________ called for colonies to unite for defense against Indians
1st political cartoon- __________________________
Colonists feared a ___________________ government, it meant giving up their
French & Indian War 1754-63
Who fought and why?
•__________________ and _________________
•They fought for control of the_____________________.
How did Benjamin Franklin try to help?
•He created the ________________ of the Union which was his attempt to __________
the colonies under one _____________ government.
What was George Washington’s contribution to the French & Indian War?
•He built ________________________ and was defeated by the French.
Effects of the French & Indian War
•_____________________ of 1763- France lost claims to land in ___________________
and made Britain more powerful.
•The war put __________________ in debt. Because they believed they were
_______________ the colonies against Indian and French attacks, they made the
Colonies responsible for ____________ for the war debt through ____________.