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The French and Indian war, also known as the Seven Years’ War, was a significant precursor to the American Revolutionary War. It resulted in France losing almost all of its American and Canadian territory to the British empire. See the fact file below for more information on the French and Indian war or download the comprehensive worksheet collection to utilise within the home or school environment.
• The French and Indian war happened between 1754 and 1763 in North America.
• France and Britain were already fighting in Europe in the early 1750s but now the battle had spread to North America where the British and French colonies were living.
• The war was between the British and French colonies living in America but, because there were so many more British Americans, the French people relied on the local Native American Indian people to help them as allies. This is why it’s called the ‘French and Indian’ war.
• The area where the French colonies lived is now Canada but was known as New France in the 18th century.
• The French and Indian war started because France wanted control over the Ohio River area but Britain wouldn’t let them have it. This dispute soon turned into a battle and the British declared war against France.
• Most of the fighting happened in the area that is now Upstate New York.
• In Britain and Europe the war was called the Seven Years’ War but in America it was called the French and Indian War.
• In 1757 the new British leader, William Pitt, saw the war as a great way to build a bigger empire and he put a lot of money into ensuring Britain succeeded.
• By 1758, Britain had made peace with many of the Native American Indian people. The Indian people then started to abandon their French allies, causing France’s war effort to become weaker and weaker.
• Spain joined the war in place of the Native American Indians and helped France to fight against Britain but it was too late and, in 1759, France lost control of Quebec.
• By 1760, Britain had also gained control over Montreal and had forced France out of Canada completely. Pitt saw this as a great success and began attacking other French and Spanish colonies in other parts of the world.
• More people died in the French and Indian War than died in the entire American Revolution.
• The war ended in 1763 with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Treaty meant that France had to give all of its American and Canadian territory back to Britain and Spain, and Spain also had to give up Florida.
• The result of the French and Indian war was that Britain now owned much more land than it had before and the French influence over North America was totally removed. However, the relationship between Britain and the Native American Indians was badly damaged and it was this that eventually led America towards its Revolutionary War.
French & Indian War Worksheets
This bundle includes 11 ready-to-use French & Indian War worksheets that are perfect for students to learn about the war also known as the Seven Years’ War which was a significant precursor to the American Revolutionary War. It resulted in France losing almost all of its American and Canadian territory to the British empire.
Throughout the extensive worksheet pack there are multiple lesson resources and quizzes for students to practice their knowledge which can be used within the classroom or homeschooling environment.
Included French & Indian War worksheets:
Timeline of the French & Indian War
Students will use the knowledge gained on the French & Indian war to fill out the timeline.
Map analysis work. Students must read about the important locations during the war and locate them on the map provided.
French & Indian Allies
Analysis writing task. Students are challenged to read the sources provided and write about why they think the French & Native Americans got along.
Students are tasked to Decode the message to learn how Rogers’ Rangers were able to beat the French in a winter battle!
George Washington’s Failure
Letter writing task where based on future history & George Washington’s future success; students will write him a letter of encouragement to keep him forging ahead!
French & Indian War Word Search
Students will tackle this French & Indian War quiz in the form of a word search which students will complete using the knowledge gained from previous activities and quizzes.
The Last of the Mohicans
Writing analysis task. Series of questions based upon the James Fenimore Cooper famous novel.
Powder Horns in the French & Indian War
Soldiers were known to carry Power Horns in the war. Students must decorate their own Powder horn.
French & Indian War Crossword
Students will tackle this French & Indian War quiz in the form of a crossword which students will complete using the knowledge gained from previous activities and quizzes
Foundation of a Revolution
Challenging set of questions which asks how the French & Indian war set the tone for the American revolution.
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