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


King William’s War

War of the League of Augsburg, 1688-1697


Š    The balance of power between England and France is maintained


Queen Anne’s War

War of Spanish Succession, 1702-1714


Š    Nova Scotia becomes British possession


King George’s War


War of Austrian Succession, 1739-1748


Š    Louisbourg returns to French control

Š    British settlers begin westward movement

Š    Iroquois neutrality challenged


French & Indian War

Seven Years’ War, 1756-1763


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.