Flashcards in The French in the New World Deck (15)
Edict of Nantes
1598- Granted limited religious freedom to French Protestants.
Samuel de Champlain
The "father of New France" he is credited with founding Quebec.
The only valuable resource in New France
French Catholic missionaries who labored to convert the Indians and keep them from being influenced by the fur trappers.
Frenchman who founded Detroit to prevent English settlers from pushing into the Ohio River Valley.
King William's War and Queen Anne's War
Wars fought between Britain, France, and Spain in North America from 1689-1713 and led to British territorial gains.
King George's War in America
(1744–48) Came about after the War of Jenkins's Ear, the English won, but Louisbourg was given back to the French anyway enraging the New Englanders.
A group acquired during wars with France that were scattered to Louisiana by the British, they developed Cajun culture.
French and Indian War
(1754-1763) The American theater of The Seven Years' War, it was fought all over the world, and is considered a colonist victory.
The Albany Congress
A failed attempt by the British government to unite the colonies during the French and Indian War.
A British general who set out to capture Fort Duquesne during the French and Indian War, his force was slaughtered by the much smaller French and Indian Army in what is known as Braddock's Blunder, gave the French an early advantage.
A prominent man of London known as "The Great Commoner," attacked and captured Louisbourg during the French and Indian War.
Battle of Quebec
(1860) The most important battle of the French and Indian War. The British were lead by James Wolfe and the French by Marquis de Montcalm, the British won and Montreal fell.
The Treaty of Paris (1763)
Ended the French and Indian War and threw the French out of North America.