2Losing AcadiaFrench and English were involved in War of Spanish successionFrance fighting for control over Spain, while doing this English took over Caribbean1713 Treaty of Utrecht allowed France to keep Caribbean if they gave up Acadia; officially became a British colony
4Louisbourg Louisbourg was built on modern day Cape Breton It was a fortress intended to prevent the British from sailing up the St. Lawrence River and attacking New FranceWas not effective; the area was fogged in which meant they could not get ships out due to bad weather
7Expulsion of the Acadians Oath of Allegiance was a statement of loyalty to the British King; it was used to prevent revolting of the FrenchKing was English Protestant and French were Roman Catholic, Acadians refused to take the oathIn 1755 approx. 12,000 people of French Acadian origin lived in Acadia, by 1760 about 10,000 of them had been expelledMany went to New Orleans
8Imagine you were a member of French Acadia society when the English gained control, do you think you would take the oath of allegiance? Why would you? Why would you not?Please write a paragraph to explain your decision.