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Kim 1 Hannah Kim Mr. Wilder Period 2 2 October 1015 Discussion Guide Period 3: 1754 - 1800 The French and Indian War 1. Like its other competing nations, France established a strong hold in North America for the similar reasons including seeking a route to the Pacific Ocean and wealth. However colo- nization of the New World was not a high priority for the French rather holdings in the Far East and sugar plantations in the Caribbean was. A contributing factor for expansion was due to religious tensions between French Protestants and Roman Catholics and after Edict of Nantes was issues and limited tolerance was allowed to Protestants. 2. The French took the Native American s land similar to the other major European powers in the New World. Although unlike the other Crowns, they treated the Natives with respect making them allies and trading with them. 3. The French established a strong economy to protect their holdings from other international powers in the New World. Driven primarily by fur trade, they mainly traded with the Natives becoming extremely successful and in fact stabilized the market in the New World. 4. The Albany Plan for Union was a failure in how the colonist could not plan a defense attack against the French and Indians because they desired to be separate colonies. Colonist were unwilling to be unified working together.
Kim 2 5. French with Indian assistance dominated the early part of the war, defeating the haughty British soldiers. William Pitt s then organizes an agreement with the colonist to rally them against the French. It is successful in how he promises that they would not have to pay for the war. This immediately turns the tides favoring the war to the side of the British after de- feating the French at Quebec and Montreal. 6. Peace and control was expected of the British after the defeat of the French, yet increased tensions remained as many colonial troops were not accustom to fighting leading to many deserting in the middle of battle. Furthermore, colonist despised British troops for their haughty ”  attitude towards them, treating them with disrespect. Lastly, the colonist refused to provide food and shelter to British soldiers. 7. Victory for the British in the French and Indian War led to colonial unrest beginning with the Proclamation of 1763. Colonist were angered with the instatement of the Proclamation of 1763 that restricts the settlement in the area beyond the Appalachians. Americans, especially land speculators, were furious in feeling that they earned the right to the land through their contributions to British victory. In actuality, the law was passed not to oppress the colonist but drawn to protect them from Indian uprisings. The passage said the British were intolerant of colonist and their attempts to deal with the Native American problem ”  in the Ohio River Valley area.

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