America’s Colonial Wars, 1689-1763

 

Louisbourg, Canadian fortress that France & Britain

exchange several times in the 18th century

 

 

War (Name in Colonies)

Name in Europe, Dates

Dates in America

Results

King William’s War

War of the League of Augsburg, 1688-1697

1689-1697

Š    The balance of power between England and France is maintained

 

Queen Anne’s War

War of Spanish Succession, 1702-1714

1702-1713

Š    Nova Scotia becomes British possession

 

King George’s War

 

War of Austrian Succession, 1739-1748

1742-1748

Š    Louisbourg returns to French control

Š    British settlers begin westward movement

Š    Iroquois neutrality challenged

Š     

French & Indian War

Seven Years’ War, 1756-1763

1754-1763

Š    All territory east of Mississippi is transferred from French to British control

Š    Florida goes from Spain to Britain

Š    British debt mounts

 

 

*Based on The American Journey: A History of the United States by Goldfield, et al.