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(AH1) Objective 7 - The French and Indian War
Transcript of (AH1) Objective 7 - The French and Indian War
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
There were profound differences between New England and NEW FRANCE.
The English colonies, though much smaller in area, dwarfed the French colonization in population.
Louis XIV was a devout Catholic and tolerated no other faiths within the French Empire.
French HUGUENOTS, the dominant religious minority (protestant), therefore found no haven in New France.
Land was less of an issue in France than England, so French peasants had less economic incentive to leave. The French Crown was far more interested in its holdings in the sugar islands of the Caribbean, so the
French monarchs did little to sponsor emigration to North America.
the sparse French population would be no match for the more numerous British colonists as the wars raged on.
Unlike the English colonies where self-rule had been pursued immediately, the people of New France had no such desire.
There were no elected colonial assemblies. Decisions were made by local MAGISTRATES on behalf of the French king. Trial by jury did not exist, nor did a free press. The French citizenry depended directly on the Crown for guidance.
The English colonists depended on themselves. In the end, despite huge claims to North American lands,
the French would be overwhelmed by more numerous, self-directed subjects of Britain.
French cultural contributions are still felt in the modern United States.
CAJUN and CREOLE food draw from French culinary traditions. We need look no further than the map: DES MOINES, DETROIT, ST. LOUIS, GRAND TETON, and NEW ORLEANS
, to see but some of France's enduring influence.
Fur Trappers - Coureir de Bois ("Runners of the woods")
Peaceful trade relationships with Native Americans
Washington signing report of skirmish with the French in the Ohio Country that resulted in the French and Indian War
The Battle of Monongahela
The Albany Congress
Eviction of the Acadians
Battle of Quebec
The Death of James Wolfe
The Treaty of Paris (1763)