The 7 years War is known in America as the French and Indian War.
Although significant battles took place in the North America, we cannot ignore the fact that the war was between the parent
countries all ready established and well-known throghout the medieval world. The war was not just between Britain and
France. This was like a world war without very powerful alliances.
The Seven Years War was a big conflict involving Austria,
England, France, Great Britian, Prusia and Sweden. The problem was mainly in Europe, India, and North america who believed
in isolation. Sweden, Austria and France were allied to overpower Frederick the Great, the King of Prussia. Great Britain
and France battle over control for North America, Caribeans, and India. The English finally overcame the French, but it cost
the English Government a lot of money, nearly destroyed them. This led to the American Revolution, because the British started
to highly tax the Americans. The French and Indian War helped to spark the French Revolution, which, in turn, helped spark
the American Revolution. This is an example of the cause and effect action that has been taking place since the beginning
Before we can get into the Battle of Quebec at the Plains of Abraham,
we must first analyse the series of events that actually caused this epic game of Stratego. The
French and the British had both built forts to protect themselves from attacks from the other. The British were trying to
trap the French in Canada and they tried to accomplish this goal by taking forts. The British and French had forts along the
River that connected New York and Canada, as a result, these forts were used as a stage for most battles in the 7 Years War. The
French tried to take forts to drive the British away.
1.The First significant strike was when the French
took fort Oswego from the British in 1756.
2.The French struck again in 1757 with
an attack on Fort William Henry on the shores of Lake George in New York. Throghout many of these battles, the French had
allied with the Indains to overcome the British. The French had outnumbered the British 8,000 to 2,200. What took place after
the surrender has come to be known as the Fort William Henry Massacre. The Indian allies of the French had killed almost 200
British that were leaving the fort as compensation for their fighting.
3. The most important event and even a turnig point
in the war was the capture of Fort Louisburg in July 1758. This date marked the first positive
British outcome in the 7 Years War. The British tried to prepare better for battle in 1758
after being devasted by losses to the French over and over again. General Amherst had a massive army of 13,200 with 21 battleships
and 14 brigates with many other advantages (artillery train, 3 brigadiers). The point is, this is the largest army that has
been used to date. The British dream was almost snatched away from them when they found that all the obvious landing places
had been fortified. Some say that the British had the luck of the Irish, because they almost landed on one of the fortified
shores of Fort Louisburg. Miraculously, 2 junor officers noticed a small rocky creek that the French had not fortified and
landed there. The British sent all of their troops to this spot to land. There were too many British to defend themselves
when the French had finally noticed what was happening.
4. The British gained another significant victory with
the defeat of Fort Frontenac in August, 1758. This was such a great blow to the French, because
it cut Montcalm's communication lines within Canada.
5. This brings us to the conclusive battle on the Plains
of Abraham. After two devastating losses, the French's back was against the wall and they were hanging by a thread. On
September 13, 1759 the French and British engaged in a brief battle on the Plains of Abraham which
lasted only minutes. The French had retreated and were forced into Quebec City where the British took over and gained control
of Quebec and opening up all of Canada.