Presentation on theme: "The Loss of Acadia and its Aftermath 1694-1755. Losing Acadia -French and English were involved in War of Spanish succession -France fighting for control."— Presentation transcript:
The Loss of Acadia and its Aftermath
Losing Acadia -French and English were involved in War of Spanish succession -France fighting for control over Spain, while doing this English took over Caribbean Treaty of Utrecht allowed France to keep Caribbean if they gave up Acadia; officially became a British colony
Louisbourg -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 France -Was not effective; the area was fogged in which meant they could not get ships out due to bad weather
Expulsion of the Acadians -Oath of Allegiance was a statement of loyalty to the British King; it was used to prevent revolting of the French -King was English Protestant and French were Roman Catholic, Acadians refused to take the oath -In 1755 approx. 12,000 people of French Acadian origin lived in Acadia, by 1760 about 10,000 of them had been expelled -Many went to New Orleans
Imagine 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.