These worksheets look at the struggle between Britain and New France in the mid-18th century war.

As New France expanded into the Ohio River Valley of North America there were constant squabbles with British colonists. The French constructed a large number of strategic forts to help their claim of land in that region. As the numbers grew the British colonial forces attempted to remove some fort placements. As the struggles escalated, Britain officially declared war on France in. The British end up the victor of this conflict and as a result gained claim to a great deal of North American land in the region.

These worksheets look at the battles and skirmishes throughout the course of the Seven Year War. We also introduce the legend of Daniel Boone.

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The French and Indian War - Reading Passage

The French and Indian War (fought in North America) was part of a larger conflict called the Seven Years war, which was fought by many countries throughout the world.

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Attached Multiple Choice Questions

The war ended when the Treaty of Paris was signed on February 10th, 1763.

Braddock's Defeat

Braddocks Defeat at the Battle of Monongahela on July 9th, 1755 was the failed attempt of British forces, led by General Edward Braddock, to capture the French Fort Duquesne during the French and Indian War.

Braddock's Defeat - Short Answer Questions

What did George Washington do when Braddock was shot off his horse?

Washington's Skirmishes

George Washington was a young man and a major in the Virginia militia when the westward expansion of the American colonies began to cause conflict with the French, who had moved into Ohio country and built Fort Duquesne on the Ohio River.

QUESTIONS: Washington's Skirmishes

Washington took six men with him, as well as translators, woodsmen, and trackers.

The Battle of Jumonville Glen

The Battle of Jumonville Glen was the first battle of the French and Indian War. It took place on May 28, 1754, near what is now Fayette County, Pennsylvania.

QUESTIONS: The Battle of Jumonville Glen

The conflict began when a British Virginia Regiment was charged with building a fort at the beginning of the Ohio River.

The Battle of Fort Necessity

Washington, expecting the French to retaliate, settled at Great Meadows and awaited reinforcements.

QUESTIONS: The Battle of Fort Necessity

Together, the Battle of Jumonville and the Battle of Fort Necessity, made war between the French and the British inevitable.

The Seven Years War Reading Passage

The Seven Years' War was a combination of multiple conflicts.

QUESTIONS: The Seven Years War

Finally, there was the struggle between Great Britain and France to secure colonies overseas, including North America and India.

Indian Allies

The French and Indian War got its name because the French were fighting the British, and both sides were allied with Native American Indian tribes.

QUESTIONS: Indian Allies

The French remained allied with the Catholic Indians of the St. Lawrence missions until 1760 when they withdrew their support.

Tanaghrisson Worksheet

Tanaghrisson was a major Native American figure in the French and Indian War.

Tanaghrisson - Short Answer Questions

The Ohio Indians threatened the Iroquois' control of the Ohio Valley when they started trading and negotiating directly with the British. The French had also threatened bring more forces into the valley if the Iroquois didn't prevent the British from expanding.

The Defeat of France

Early in the war, Britain was often defeated by the French and their many Native American allies.

The Defeat of France- Questions

The French defeat later played a major role in the American Revolution.

Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone was a real man who lived in the 18th century who has become an American folk hero because of his skills and adventures as a woodsman.

Daniel Boone - Short Answer

When the French and Indian War began in 1754, Boone sided with the British and joined as a supply wagon driver and a blacksmith.