Class Notes 8- Imperial Warfare (9-18)

Class Notes 8- Imperial Warfare (9-18) - Imperial Warfare...

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Imperial Warfare, 1689-1763 Tuesday, September 18, 2007 9:20 AM Tools:  British Empire, 1713 1. French North America a. Canada i. Started around the same time as the British colonies (circa 1608), France  had other outlets unlike Britain so the colonies were sparsely populated, also  the French crown declared that only French Catholics could go to America and  didn't allow any other ethnic groups, crops could not grow in Canada and the  people relied on the fur trade, run by a Fur trade Co. rather than the French  crown, 1663: not as many people in Canada as the British colonies, in one  decade (circa 1663) many people including women were recruited and money  was invested in the French doings in America, by 1700 British are winning the  population "war", French economies relied on soldiers for defense and fur  trading, French relations with Indians are good since they trade with them and  they also adopt a diplomatic tradition of gift-giving from the Indians, expensive  but useful for getting allies for wars ii. British: aggressive and take Indian lands, French are much better  allies iii. 1673: French explorers went South, stopped by bluffs and returned b. Louisiana
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i. French explored south on the Mississippi again and reached  Louisiana (named after the King), established colonies around the Gulf of  Mexico, Mobile was too exposed to the Spaniards so they moved to New  Orleans in 1718 ii. New Orleans: low-lying, unhealthy, occasionally wiped out by  hurricanes, wanted New Orleans as a buffer from Spanish attacks, more  of a financial drain than Canada, ultimately the positives outweighed the  negatives, once again getting Indian allies 2. Imperial Wars with France a. European and Colonial Warfare, 1689-1748 i.
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