Chapter Six

January 5, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: History, US History, Revolution And Post-Independence (1775-1820), Revolutionary War
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The American Pageant Chapter 6 The Duel for North America, 1608-1763

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Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers Through the Cumberland Gap by George Caleb Bingham

Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers Through the Cumberland Gap by George Caleb Bingham Bingham's is the best known of the many prints and paintings depicting this singular moment in colonial westward expansion. (Washington University Art Gallery)

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Destruction of Lower Town, Quebec, by English Bombardment by Richard Short, 1759

Destruction of Lower Town, Quebec, by English Bombardment by Richard Short, 1759 After the fall of Quebec to British forces, France's defeat in North America was virtually certain. (National Archives of Canada)

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Map: European Claims in North America

European Claims in North America The dramatic results of the British victory in the Seven Years (French and Indian) War are vividly demonstrated in these maps, which depict the abandonment of French claims to the mainland after the Treaty of Paris in 1763.

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Map: The Proclamation Line of 1763

The Proclamation Line of 1763 This map shows European settlement east of the Appalachian Mountains and the numerous Indian tribes with territorial claims to the lands between the Appalachians and the Mississippi River. The Proclamation Line, which roughly follows the mountain range, was the British government's effort to temporarily halt colonial westward expansion and thus to prevent bloodshed between settlers and Indians. This British policy was deeply resented by land-hungry colonists. Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Map: The Seven Years War in America

The Seven Years War in America After experiencing major defeats early in the war, Anglo-American forces turned the tide against the French by taking Fort Duquesne in late 1757 and Louisbourg in 1758. After Canada fell in 1760, the fighting shifted to Spain's Caribbean colonies.

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