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The French and Indian War (1754-1763)

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What was preliminary conflict to the French and Indian War?

What was the main pressure leading up to the French and Indian War?

Who was the governor of Virginia that sparked the conflict by sending a messenger to the French in late 1753?

Who was that messenger?

What was the name of the fort erected by that messenger's troops after the first fight of the war?

Where was this fort erected?

What was the ironic date of the fort's surrender to the French?

What became of many Acadians displaced by the British takeover of Acadia in 1755?

What was the name of the first British general to set foot in America?

What were the elements of this general's three-pronged strategy?

What became of this general?

Where was the first British victory?

Who led the first British victory?

What was this war hero's day job?

What type of immigrant was this hero?

What year did France and England declare war?

What was the name of the French commander-in-chief?

What was the name of the English commander-in-chief?

Why was there a "mutiny" at Crown Point among the colonial soldiers?

When was the battle of Fort William Henry?

What was the name of the British general who retreated from the fort?

What was the name of the lieutenant colonel he left in charge?

Who was the author who dramatized this battle?

What was the name of the book this author wrote about this battle?

About how many people were killed in the massacre?

Why was the British lieutenant colonel's request for reinforcements denied?

What were the "years of defeat" for the British?

What was the name of the leader of the British ministry?

In what year did the tide begin to turn for the British?

What victory opened the route to Canada for the British?

When the British conquered Fort Duquesne, what did they rename it?

Today, what is the name of the city where that fort stood?

What victory opened the Western frontier to the British?

What was the name of the French island the British conquered in the spring of 1759?

Why was this island valuable?

What was the name of the British general who led the battle of Quebec?

What was so difficult about this battle?

How long did the battle of Quebec take?

What took the battle so long?

How long did the actual battle last?

What happened to both generals in the battle?

What was the next French city to fall?

When did the British flag fly over Detroit, signaling the end of the war?

When was the Treaty of Paris signed?

What did France give up, and to whom?

What was France allowed to keep?

What Indian nation did Pontiac belong to?

When did "Pontiac's War" break out?

How long did "Pontiac's War" last?

What conflicts did the French and Indian War leave unsolved?

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