the rivalry between the French and British over the North American continent. What were the differences between the French and English Colonization policies? Discuss the four wars fought between the French and British to attempt to dominate the continent? What was the status of their relationship by 1763? While the English colonies were growing rapidly along the Atlantic seaboard, French fur traders and explorers were venturing deep into the heart of North America.
England eagerly sent Italian explorer Giovanni Cabato, also known as John Cabot, to venture and explore North America’s northeastern coast in 1497 and 1498. Later on, in 1524, the French king also sought help from an Italian mariner. He dispatched Giovanni de Varrazano to probe the eastern seaboard of North America. Ten years later, France sent their own Jacques Cartier up the St. Lawrence River, on a journey hundreds of miles long. Feeling the pressure of these two new venturing countries, the Spanish began to fortify and settle their borderlands in North America, in order to secure the northern periphery of their territory in the New World.
Manuel Rodriguez 12/20/2013 How Did the Enlightenment Cause the Latin American Revolution? European exploration began during the Middle Ages. During the late 13th century, Italian explorer Marco Polo went on a 25-year overland journey through Mongolia and Japan in search of a route to the Far East for trading textiles and spices that were essential to preserving food. Polo's account of his journey, The Travels of Marco Polo, published in 1477, was read by many future European explorers. (p. 1 European Exploration) In October 1492, Columbus landed on the island of Hispaniola (present-day Haiti and Dominican Republic).
Armed conflict in America existed from time immemorial. Wars among Indian nations predated European conflicts by centuries, and when the British, French, Spanish, and Dutch arrived in America, they brought with them the political, religious, and mercantile tensions of Europe, which would continue to echo the wars of the Old World within the New. In the Society of Colonial Wars,1892-1967: Seventy-fifth Anniversary, Nathaniel C. Hale, chronicled the conflicts of the Europeans with the Indians, the AngloDutch conflicts, the intra-colonial squabbles, as well as the grand campaigns between the British and the French. The aim of this historical essay is more modest. It tells the stories of selected conflicts that are examples of the changing relationship between the British settlers, the Indians, the professional British army, and the French.
The war played an important role for the British and the French. The British had many more weapons than the French, but their thirteen colonies often fought against one another. Their soldiers were also willing to die for their country. They had 42,000 soldiers fighting for them. They also had the Iroquois Leagues join them.
“Pocket pistols” were also common for people like generals and captains and were usually used in the event of an emergency. Edged weapons included spears, knives, swords and axes. Ammunition was an extremely important part and heavily needed in the Civil War. Both sides made and fired literally millions of bullets. In fact, it is estimated that over seven million were fired during the three day battle of Gettysburg alone.
From 1688 to 1763 the British and French fought four wars that were mainly European in origin but which determined the colonial situation, in some cases for two centuries. The main prize they were contending for was the continent of North America. In 1763 the British would ultimately triumph and get the continent of North America. The four harsh wars convulsed Europe. It was a struggle for domination in Europe as well as the New World these wars were fought on waters and soils of two hemispheres.
Native Americans relied heavily on beavers for food, medicine, tools and clothing. Beavers also were exchanged between different Native American groups. They were taken year-round as needed, using many different techniques. In a culture where all animals were respected for both their practical and spiritual values, the beaver was honored. For two centuries after the first colonists arrived, beaver pelts were an important medium of exchange in North America, not only between Native Americans and the new settlers, but also between the colonists and Europe.
So the Prussian Army, lead by General Gebhard von Blucher and the Anglo-Allied Army, lead by the Duke of Wellington decided to mobilize and conduct a coordinated invasion against the French in 1815. Napoleon was definitely going to have to think of something to get him out of this one because the Prussian Army was a metaphorical machine and the Duke of Wellington’s army was just as experienced. All the western European countries mobilized together and the Seventh Coalition was attempting to defeat Napoleon. Napoleon had to use strategy to win this battle. He knew that the number of soldiers he had were greatly outnumbered by all the country’s armies that wanted to end his rule, so he had to act fast.
The American Revolution was a result of the colonists unrest caused by their abhorrence towards their British Mother Country. For several centuries the colonies had been subject to rule by the English Crown and it’s Parliament. They no longer wanted to be controlled by a country an ocean away, and in turn sought independence. A huge factor in the start of the American Revolution was the French and Indian War that changed the age-old bond between the colonies and England. Decades of conflict followed, starting with the revolt as a result of the Stamp Act in 1765, leading to the eruption of war in 1775.