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The French & Indian War

The French & Indian War

Discussion & Essay Questions

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  1. Big Picture
    • Suppose the war had ended differently—suppose a negotiated had peace had left the Iroquois and the French in possession of vast territories just west of the Appalachians—would America's future have been different?
    • Would Americans have pushed for independence within a decade?
    • Would the French have supported the Patriots?
    • Would the British have been willing to jeopardize relations with its North American colonists by increasing their taxes?
    • Would a French presence have been accepted indefinitely?
    • What might the French have done to strengthen their grip on these territories?