Early American CultureRoots of Representative GovernmentFrench and Indian War
White male landowners
They wanted larger farms for their families.
They wanted larger farms to make a bigger profit.
Land ownership gave them more political rights.
Many did not have the opportunity to own land in England.
Boys from wealthy landowners
Girls with private teachers
It stated that noblemen and free men could not be taxed unless Parliament agreed.
It was signed by King John.
Noblemen and free men could not be put on trial without witnesses.
The monarch could not seize the lands of his subjects.
King James was a Catholic.
King James dismissed Parliament and tried to only fill it with his own supporters.
The colonies were revolting.
The nobles didn't want a monarchy any more.
Francisco de Coronado
Ohio River Valley
Missouri River Valley
He had fewer troops than the French and Indians.
He moved slowly over the mountains because he insisted on bringing a cannon.
He would not break formation even at the suggestion of Major Washington.
He was not prepared for guerilla warfare.
Quebec was such a strategic city.
The French lost over half of their troops in the battle.
Commander Montcalm was such an outstanding strategist that the French could never again come up with good military plans.
It was the capitol of New France and its capture rallied British troops.
Gave Britain almost all of North America.
Gave Spain the French territory west of the Mississippi.
Ended French control in North America.
Caused all French colonies to be closed and colonists returned to France.
They had George Washington.
Great Britain sent their best generals to America.
Their weapons were better.
They began to pay colonists to enlist and help fight for their land.
Disputes over land rights.
Rebellion by the Native Americans.
Competition to control trade.
A declaration of war between England and France on the European continent.
All the beavers and other valuable furs had been trapped by British trappers.
The British refused to give supplies to Native Americans as the French had done.
British settlers moved onto Native lands.
British soldiers would treat the Natives harshly.
Gave the Delaware leaders small-pox infested blankets.
Killed Native peoples regardless of their involvement.
Issued the Proclamation of 1763.
Backed down and gave them back all of their land rights.
There were very few effects.
Congregations split into new denominations that were based on the beliefs of more and more charismatic preachers.
There were more converts to Catholicism.
More colleges were founded in America in order to train ministers.
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