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the seven year's war and the fate of the empire in north america


Department
History
Course Code
HIS263Y1
Professor
Mc Kim/ Penfold

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The Seven Years War and the Fate of Empire in North America
Phase One:
Beginnings
Came into contact with two people: English fur traders, and land hungry settlers
English system of land tenour premogeniture (land is passed down from male
head of household to oldest son). It is ambiguously a male dominant system of
land
As Anglo-American population expands younger sons and families are constantly
pushed westward in search of fertile land
Governor of New France seeks to control French control. As a result, French
military contingents are sent out to the territory of Pennsylvania. They are set out
to create a fort in this area called Fort Duquesne
No sooner, would they clash with English soldiers (Anglo-American) who were
led by George Washington. These clashes are inconclusive, but they are bound up
with a larger struggle. In it’s grander sense this is known as the 7 years war
Violence that takes place in north American occurred from (1754-1760). They
become bound up on a larger imperial struggle that is played out on several
continents. This officially runs from 1756-1763
France at a disadvantage because population was smaller, and its economy was
weak and one-dimensional hinging mostly on the fur trade. Nevertheless, during
this first stage, the French fair well due to: in contrast to Anglo-Americans, the
French enjoyed superior relations with aboriginals (Algonquians), and they had
become intimately familiar with ‘Guerilla warfare.’ It is defined by
unconventional military activities (surprise attacks, raids, and small-scale things
that would occur at night unknown to the other parties.
1755: chief British general
British setbacks
Edward Braddock
Chief British General
1755: Devises an elaborate strategy to bring New France to its knees
Wants to bring one attack of French fortification in North America.
It is at best a qualified failure. It’s fundamental aim fails, with few
accomplishments
Attempt to take Fort Duquesne; however, they are ambushed by smaller force of
Aboriginals and French, which result in huge British casualties, killing Braddock
himself
The Acadians’ fate
As a result of Utrecht, Acadia fell to Britain, and came to be known as Nova
Scotia
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