Unit 2: Chapter 6 Packet

Unit 2: Chapter 6 Packet
The Duel for North America, 1608 - 1763
1. Where did France colonize in the New World? What was the focus of French colonization?
What region in the North America did both France and Britain view as critical to their colonial empires?
What nations were the principal adversaries in the Seven Years’ War in Europe?
How did the Albany Congress portend the American Revolution?
What were the significant military engagements in North America of the Seven Years’ War and what was the
outcome of each?
In what ways did British policy during and after the Seven Years’ War upset and unite the colonies?
Checklist of Learning Objectives
After mastering this chapter, you should be able to:
Explain what caused the great contest for North America between Britain and France, and why Britain won.
Describe France’s colonial settlements and their expansion, and compare New France with Britain’s colonies
in North America.
Explain how Britain’s colonists became embroiled in the home country’s wars with France.
10. Describe the colonists’ role in the Seven Years’ War (French and Indian War), and indicate the consequences
of the French defeat for Americans.
11. Indicate how and why the British victory in the Seven Years’ War (French and Indian War) became one of the
causes of the American Revolution.
Key Terms:
To build your social science vocabulary, familiarize yourself with the following terms.
12. domestic
20. mutinous
13. minister
21. strategic
14. autocratic
22. guerilla warfare
15. peasant
23. sallies (sally)
16. coureurs des bois
24. siege
17. voyageurs
25. regulars
18. flotilla
26. commissions
19. ecological
Key People:
1. Samuel de Champlain (1567–1635)
2. Robert La Salle (1643–1687)
3. George Washington (1732–1799)
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