Module 3: The Era of the American Revolution
4.2 Shifting Territorial Claims in North America
Indicate whether each statement about the conduct and o... [Show More] utcome of the Seven Years' War is true or false.
British colonists heavily protested the 1763 Treaty of Paris.
Under the Treaty of Paris, France gained control of two islands in Central America and lost control of all of its territory in North America.
The Seven Years’ War was primarily a struggle between the British crown and the colonists living in North America.
Under the Treaty of Paris, Britain gained control over the French-speaking territory of Quebec.
Indicate whether each statement about the conduct and outcome of the Seven Years' War is true or false.
The Seven Years’ War was primarily a struggle over who would control land in North America.
France retained control of Quebec under the Treaty of Paris.
The main players in the Seven Years’ War were Britain, France, and Germany.
After the Treaty of Paris, Britain became the dominant European power in North America.
Imagine that you are doing library research in Boston and come across a letter written by a soldier at Fort Detroit to his mother around the time of the Seven Years’ War. Unfortunately, the ink is fading and the handwriting is difficult to read. Use the dropdown menus to complete the letter.
May 10, 1763
I am writing to you in a grave state indeed. I do not wish to upset you, but I have been injured in battle and fear I may not find the strength to recover. The fighting has been fierce these last few days here at Fort Detroit. The Indians have been attacking relentlessly, led, they tell me, by an Ottawa chief named. They have thoroughly rejected our way of life, although it is vastly superior and more comfortable than theirs, and they now follow the traditionalist values of the prophet they call. To be honest, I am frightened. I hear the fighting is bad throughout Indian Country of the Appalachian Mountains.
Be safe. Thinking of you brings me great comfort and I will endeavor to be strong.
Your loving son,
September 1, 1764
Regrettably, I have been unable to perform the necessary actions to fulfill my duties as a law enforcement officer here in Staunton. Despite the King’s proclamation, more and more people are passing through this way and across the on their way into in the Ohio Valley. They are mighty angry there, and many good people come back injured or carrying their dead. As we previously discussed, Staunton needs additional to assist with enforcement. Without delivery of that help, I am afraid I must resign my position of sheriff, effective immediately. [Show Less]