French and Indian War

Questions about the French and Indian War, also known as the Seven Years' War, the Fourth Intercolonial War, and the Great War for the Empire.

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French and Indian War

What were the causes of the French and Indian War?

Both France (in Quebec) and England had settlements in the Ohio Valley, and each sought to control the resources there (fur, timber). Caught in the middle were the Indians (Native American tribes), who sided mostly with the French because the English settlers were building permanent settlements on their lands.

Britain and France were rival countries, and always fought for supremacy. Also, both countries believed that some of the area was owned by them. Plus, the British saw the French land being controlled by the Roman Catholic church as a threat to their religious freedom. And finally, the New World had enormous possibilities politically, socially, and especially economically.

The French would not let English colonists settle in the Ohio River valley.

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Who captured eight British forts in Ohio river valley?

Pontiac

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How were British troops able to surprise the French at Quebec?

They climbed a steep hill at night

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How was the French and Indian War different from previous wars between Britain and France?

the war started colonies to start and spread in europe
The French and Indian War was the first major war between these two empires in the New World. Previous wars had been fought in Europe. In addition, taking place in the New World, the French and Indian War also introduced some new players. The French, seeing that the Native Americans did not take kindly to the British, took advantage of this animosity and enlisted the natives on their effort against Great Britain. The goal of this mutual agreement was that in defeating Britain, France would obtain its territory and in turn give part of this land back to the natives. Of course, things did not go that way and France lost the war. In the end, France was forever excluded from the Americas, leaving Quebec and the later Louisiana Purchase as the only evidence of French occupation in the New World.

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How did the French and Indian War get its name?

The name "French and Indian War" can be misleading because it sounds like the French and Indians fought against each other. In reality, the English fought against the French in Canada, who had Native American allies.

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What were some of the major causes of the French and Indian War?

France and Britain both claimed the same lands in North America.

A cause of the French and Indian War was that the British wanted to move westward, but that was the French land. The French did not want just to give up their land, so they did not let the British have it. So the British still wanted the land, so they started having wars with the French may times they lost, but they kept fighting.

The Indians come in about right now. The Indians thought the French would win and not the British. So they sided with the French thinking they would win. Also, they thought if the French win that the French would give them back a little of their land in return for their help.

They thought that that the British would not give them anything if they won for helping them win. Another thing was that there were not many French and that meant that there was more room for the Indians, but with the British there were more so they kicked out the Indians like they were nothing.

This war was part of a long sruggle between France and Britain for territory and power.

The French would not let English colonists settle in the Ohio River valley.

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What was a colonial action that led to the French and Indian War?

Colonists from Pennsylvania crossed the Ohio River to trade for furs.

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How is the French and Indian war and the Revolutionary war connected?

Because the British imposed taxes A.K.A. 'Acts' on the Americans due to huge debts from the F+I war... This made the Americans furious, and after events, such as the Boston Tea Party, the Americans started rebelling against the British Military occupying cities..... The British and Americans then fought the Revolutionary.... And it just goes on and on and on......

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Use the term alliance in a sentence about the French and Indian War?

In the war, Native Americans of which who did not move from the Ohio Valley had formed alliances with either the French or the British.

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Why was the proclamation of 1763 unenforceable?

Because the French wanted peace.

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What land was gained after the French Indian War?

The British received eastern Canada and all of the land to the east of the Mississippi River.

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Why did Pontiac want to rebel against the British?

look up poopooism #19 on youtube 4 this answer

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What two European power fought against each other in the french and Indian war?

The French and Britain

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What was the first battle of the American Revolution?

The Battles of Lexington and Concord (Massachusetts) were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War, on April 19, 1775, just east of Boston.

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When did General Wolfe's army defeated General Montcalm's army?

September 1759.

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Why did the British issue the Proclamation of 1763?

because it allowed the British to control the colonists movement and helped avoid conflict with the native Americans

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What is the difference between surprise and deception in military terms?

Surprise means to keep hidden so the enemy doesn't know anything about it until it is executed. Deception is to mis-lead the enemy into thinking something is or isn't going to happen. Often deception is a big reason that surprise can occur.

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Who fought in the French and Indian War?

France, Great Britain, Indians, 13 colonies, New France, and Spanish Florida fought in the French and Indian War.

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French intervention in the War of Independence and how did they contribute to the America's victory?

To sum up...an historical quotation.."it is a War America could not have survived without French assistance". Americans travelled to Paris 4 times pleading for their help in the war, now the French despised the British who were the dominant world power and so they agreed..and were semi-secretly involved from the get-go supplying 90% of gunpowder stocks in 1776, as well as artillary, troops and a navy (Americans didnt have one)...the Spanish then the Dutch both later assisted America also but it was the French who were the major thwart to the British who hadnt bargained for this assistance so only brought a smaller % of their military assuming a straightforward victory over the rebels (Americans)

...the French were decisive.

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In what ways did the French and Indian War alter the political economic and ideological relations between Britain and her colonies?

I'm not going to write a thesis here, but with regard to America, the Colonies no longer had an enemy to the north since Canada became a British possession as a result of the Treaty of Paris of 1763, removing the biggest external threat to the Colonies. British regiments in the Colonies, that seemed like a good idea before and during the war, looked less attractive, especially when they were used to enforce rule by decree upon self reliant colonists used to benign neglect from across the ocean.

The war also left France practically bankrupt and the British not much better off. The British decided to tax America to pay for the war, (Overlooking the fact that they had received almost all the colonies that the French had in the treaty.) by using several different schemes over about a decade. These schemes were rendered largely unsuccessful by a combination of smuggling and boycott. Ultimately, some of the colonists rejected the idea that the British even had a right to collect taxes, throwing tea into Boston harbor.
After the French and Indian War, the countries colonizing North America shifted. After 1763 (Doc. A), English colonies dominated the new world. This took a toll on the political relationship between Britain and the American colonists because it lead to the Proclamation of 1763. The Native Americans (Doc. B) believed "they had no right to settle." The Proclamation was Britain's idea of preventing further conflict. However, the colonists were angered, and they believed they were being deprived of their right to be free.

Other political changes included Britain's abandonment of their salutary neglect policy. After the French and Indian War, England was left with the deep debt they had acquired during the previous years. In turn, they began to strictly regulate trade, and impose taxes on commonly used items. Although Britain attributed these changes to their (Doc. F) "virtual increase in territory," the colonists were infuriated. They felt this was unjust taxation.

All this sudden taxation and regulation took a toll on the economic relationship between the colonists and their mother country. Prior to the French and Indian War, the Wool, Hat, and Iron Acts forced the Americans to ship their raw the material to Britain, only to later buy the finished products from them. However, with the heavy British taxation, mercantilism was soon abandoned when the colonists decided to fight back. The Stamp Act enraged many of the elite colonists, and as Benjamin Franklin states (Doc. G), they wanted to "get it repeal'd" as soon as possible. With boycotting as their weapon, they practiced non-importation and non-consumption, thus harming the economic relationship the between the two parties.

Although colonial ideological values toward Britain began to change during the war, the colonists' ability to go through with the boycotts proved they could unite to make change. All the taxation and regulation added to the resentment colonists already felt prior to the Proclamation of 1763. Also, the French and Indian War, helped American soldiers realize they had less liberty than Englishmen. A Massachusetts soldier wrote (Doc. D) "we are debarred Englishmen's liberty." American resentment that arose during this period helped trigger colonial rebellion.

The French and Indian War is to blame for the American Revolution. Ideologically, it brought up colonial feelings of resentment toward Britain. It also changed the political relationship between England and its colonists because the English were forced to unfairly tax them due to their economical struggles. The colonists in turn, boycotted, thus further damaging their economic relationship with their mother country. After the French and Indian War, America would never be the same.

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How did great britains victory change the balance of power in north america?

Unable to tell if you are referring to The American Revolution or World War 2.

The Brits retained the superpower status after the American Revolution and The War of 1812.

The United Kingdom lost their superpower status after World War 2 when the US and USSR took the superpower status.

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Who was the Free French Minister of War?

Charles De Gaulle, who became the President of France after the War.

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Century - 1800s

What were some problems that the US had with Britain and France in the 1800's?

Well, First France sold the Louisiana territory and then the British set up a partial blockade which would only allow some American ships to bring provisions to Europe.

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Where was the French and Indian War fought?

The French and Indian War was part of a larger European war. The French settlers in Canada warred with the American colonists. George Washington was one of the British officers in the war. The French lost and many French settlers were deported to New Orleans.

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Who did the American colonists fight during the Revolutionary War?

The American Revolution was against the colonial rule of Great Britain. The American colonies revolted and declared their independence. The British government sent troops to put down the rebellion and the Revolutionary War ensued. The British also hired some Hessian mercenary soldiers to help them fight.

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