The French and Indian War (1754-1763)

Suggested Essay Topics

Discuss the importance of landscape in crafting battle strategy for both the French and the English.

What was the significance of the Battle of Quebec, both in terms of securing victory for the British and for demoralizing the French forces?

How did the French and Indian War heighten the conflict between Britain and the American colonies?

Discuss the effects of "Pontiac's War" and its implications for further conflict between the British and the Indians.

Why were the British unable to attract and retain Indian allies for much of the war?

What was the significance of the "massacre" at Fort William Henry? How was this event used by the British and the American colonists to justify brutality against the Indians?

Discuss the elements of successful (and unsuccessful) policy among different English leaders: Braddock, Wolfe, the Earl of Loundoun, Pitt. What worked and what didn't work?