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1 The American Revolution and British North America What is a revolution?

2 The American Revolution and British North America What is a revolution? A rapid, important change in the structure of a society

3 The American Revolution and British North America Think - Pair - Share Think silently for two minutes about the question Share your opinion with your partner Share with the class

4 The American Revolution and British North America Think - Pair - Share Throughout the history, why have revolutions occurred? Remember: Think silently for two minutes about the question Share your opinion with your partner Share with the class

5 The American Revolution and British North America Settlement of North America Native peoples had lived in North America (NA) for several thousands of years Native tribal groups were distributed throughout NA, grouped into many different cultural groups, speaking different languages, using resources of the land they lived on during the 15 th and 16 th centuries European explorers (especially from Spain, Portugal, England and France) were exploring new routes to Asia and ended up finding NA NA's east coast was colonized 1 st, with Spanish, French and British settlers establishing colonies in different areas

6 The American Revolution and British North America Settlement of North America MAP European land claims in NA before the Fall of New France

7 NEW FRANCE VOCABULARY: Habitant: a peasant farmer in New France. Habitants spoke French and were Catholic Canadien (not Canadian): a French resident of New France The American Revolution and British North America Settlement of North America: New France Eastern Canada was mostly colonized by French settlers, most of whom became established in the fur trade local natives established a fur trading network with the French settlers colony of New France was established in what is modern day southern Ontario and Quebec Flag of New France

8 The American Revolution and British North America Early Conflict and British Rule throughout the early period of colonization conflict was common between colonizers from different countries, and between colonizers and Native peoples The most important conflict for what we will be studying in this unit is the Seven Years War (also called the French-Indian War)‏ Was battle between the British and French over lands that they both claimed in NA ended with France being defeated and Britain taking possession of New France in 1763 British Flag, 1763

9 The American Revolution and British North America Shifting boarders Before 1763 After 1763


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