British America in the French and Indian War

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French and Indian War Project

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... ... ... ... served during the French and Indian War.

From 1607 to 1783, British America referred to the British territories in the Americas, including Bermuda, Central America, the Caribbean, and Guyana . Formally, the British colonies in North America were known as British America and the British West Indies until 1776, when the Thirteen British Colonies located along the Atlantic seaboard declared their independence and formed the United States of America.

The French and Indian War was fought between the colonies of British America and New France, with both sides having the support of military units from their countries of Great Britain and France, as well as Native American allies. There were 60,000 European settlers in the French North American colonies, and 2 million European settlers in the British North American colonies. The British greatly exceeded the French in numbers so the French were dependent on the Native Americans as allies.

The thirteen colonies of British North America

New England colonies

Province of Massachusetts Bay, later Massachusetts and Maine, a crown colony
Province of New Hampshire, later New Hampshire, a crown colony
Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, later Rhode Island, a crown colony
Connecticut Colony, later Connecticut, a crown colony

Middle colonies

Province of New York, later New York and Vermont, a crown colony
Province of New Jersey, later New Jersey, a crown colony
Province of Pennsylvania, later Pennsylvania, a proprietary colony
Delaware Colony (before 1776, the Lower Counties on Delaware), later Delaware, a proprietary colony

Southern colonies

Province of Maryland, later Maryland, a proprietary colony
Colony and Dominion of Virginia, later Virginia, Kentucky, and West Virginia, a crown colony
Province of North Carolina, later North Carolina and Tennessee, a crown colony
Province of South Carolina, later South Carolina, a crown colony
Province of Georgia, later Georgia, northern sections of Alabama and Mississippi, a crown colony

Modern day map showing the thirteen original British America colonies

Blockade of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia

British Victories

May 28, 1754 - Lt. Colonel George Washington Defeats French
1758 - The Treaty of Easton is signed with the Six Nations, and the British take control of the Forks of the Ohio.
July 26, 1758 - The British capture Louisbourg, a French port on Nova Scotia. With this victory, the British are able to severely restrict French supply lines flowing down the Saint Lawrence River.
1759 - French surrender Quebec after a battle outside the city on the Plains of Abraham.
August 27, 1758 - The British capture Fort Frontenac on Lake Ontario, further disrupting French supply lines to its interior posts.
November 23, 1758 - The French abandon and destroy Fort Duquesne.
July 25, 1759 - British forces under General John Prideaux capture Fort Niagara
July 26, 1759 - The French abandon Fort Carrillon when it is besieged by British General Jeffery Amherst.
September 13, 1759 - General James Wolfe lands a force of British troops above Quebec and attacks the city. French are forced to abandon the city and retreat to Montreal. General James Wolfe is killed in battle.
September 8, 1760 - Governor-General Vaudreuil of New France surrenders Montreal, the last French stronghold in North America
February 10, 1763 - The Treaty of Paris is ratified, ending the French and Indian War

North America and contested areas.


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I saw you created a template (it is on Resource page. Thanks. Should I also add it to the other pages? Also I keep worrying I only have the Category:French and Indian War on one page. Our project has not been touched except by you and I......?

always too many questions.

posted by Mary Richardson
Mary I tried the link on my IPad it didn't work but I will try it on my computer ,sometimes links work on the computer but not the IPad
posted by Terry Wright
Hi - I put a link for expansion across United states. I am not sure will work..?? if not delete...? :)
posted by Mary Richardson