Wars for Empire

Review Questions

What was the primary goal of Britain’s wars for empire from 1688 to 1763?

  1. control of North America
  2. control of American Indians
  3. greater power in Europe and the world
  4. defeat of Catholicism



Who were the main combatants in the French and Indian War?

  1. France against Indians
  2. Great Britain against Indians
  3. Great Britain against France
  4. Great Britain against the French and their Indian allies



What prompted the French and Indian War?


Virginia planters, pinched by stagnant tobacco prices, wanted to expand westward. However, France contested Britain’s claim to that land and built Fort Duquesne to defend it. The battle over this land sparked the war that eventually ended France’s presence in North America.