APUSH Chapter 6
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Coureurs de bois
"runners of the woods"
coureurs de bois
french fur traders
french catholic missionaries of the new world. tried in vain to convert indians to christianity. lacked religious significance but many were explorers.
french explorer of the new world who founded Detroit
Robert de la Salle
french explorer of the new world who claimed the Louisiana area for France
renamed Nova Scotia by the British
french territory won by the British in Queen Anne's War
War of Jenkins' Ear
war which began with a conflict between a Spanish commander and a British captain over shipping rights.
the last fort built by the French in the Ohio River Valley
French explorer who founded Quebec and forged French bonds with the Huron Indians
fort built by George Washington and his men as temporary defense against the French after a skirmish with them. fell after a ten-hour siege
modern descendants of French Acadians who scattered over the New World, most notably Louisiana
Seven Years' War
included French and Indian War in the Americas. Was a war between the British and French throughout Europe and the countries' respective colonies. Most worldwide war yet seen at the time. ended in 1763 with Britain as its victor
The Pennsylvania Gazette
newspaper published by Benjamin Franklin in which he published the famous "Join or Die" snake cartoon
British commander sent to America to lead the colonists against the French and capture Fort Duquesne. His forces were easily overpowered by a smaller French and Indian force and he was killed in battle
General James Wolfe
British commander sent to America to capture French Quebec. Led the British to victory in the Battle of Quebec on the Plains of Abraham.
Marquis de Montcalm
French commander in the Battle of Quebec who died in battle.
term used to describe rowdy American colonists who fought for the British in the French and Indian war
Plains of Abraham
battlegrounds for the important Battle of Quebec. After British troops snuck over the rocky cliffs protecting Quebec, they gained level fighting ground here.
Ottawa Indian who led a rebellion against the British occupying the western parts of the American colonies after the French and Indian War
a war against the British by the American Indians after the French and Indian War. The movement was a failure
Proclamation of 1763
British proclamation which disallowed American settlers from moving west of the Appalachian Mountains in order to foster peace with the American Indians.
1763 Treaty of Paris
ended the French and Indian war. granted Cuba and Louisiana to Spain, granted Florida to England, left only Haiti to France