Domination of North America Essay

1050 WordsAug 30, 20065 Pages
During the late 1600s and the to the mid-1700s, countries fought for land and power in order to have global domination. While several countries fought for the same cause, resolving their diffrerences was nearly impossible, and this often led to more wars and conflicts. One of the many conflicts concerned the domination of North America. While many European powers competed for control of North America, Britain gained the most territory through the four French and Indian wars, King William's War, Queen Anne's War, King George's War, and the French and Indian War. As these wars progressed, Britain achieved the most success and eventually became the most dominant power in North America. King William's War, which occurred from between…show more content…
It was part of the War of the Spanish Succession in Europe and it occurred between 1702 and 1713. In February, 1704 at daybreak, a party of nearly four hundred French and Indians attacked New England from Canada and broke upon the town of Deerfield, Massachusetts. Nearly fifty of the inhabitants were slain, and more than a hundred were carried into captivity. In 1704, the colonists made an unsuccessful attack by sea on Port Royal and Acadia. Three years later, the British government, finally deciding to aid the colonies, sent a small fleet under Colonel Nicholson. This fleet was joined by an armament from Boston and attacked agian. The attack was successful as Port Royal surrendered in 1710. It was named Annapolis in honor of the English queen, while Acadia was renamed Nova Scotia. province of Nova Scotia. The Treaty of Utrecht, in 1713, ended Queen Anne¡¯s War. By the treaty, France ceded the Hudson Bay territory, Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia to Great Britain. France kept Cape Breton Island and the islands of the St. Lawrence. After about 30 years of peace, war broke out again. King George's War, the third of the four wars which occurred between 1744 and 1748, was the name given to the war in North America that was part of the War of the Austrian Succession. It started with the unsuccessful attempt to recapture Port Royal by the French. The main event of King George¡¯s War, however, was marked by the capture of
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