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Contest for Empire

At the same time that England was developing her North American colonies, her chief rival, France, had established settlements in New France (Canada) and was vying for control of the areas west of the English colonies. Further, England and France were competing for dominance in Europe, as well as establishing competing empires in the Far East. There followed a series of late 17th and early 18th century wars which had both European and American components:


European Conflict

North American Conflict


War of the League of Augsburg

King William’s War


War of the Spanish Succession

Queen Anne’s War


War of Jenkins’ Ear (vs. Spain)
War of the Austrian Succession
(v. France

King George’s War


Seven Years’ War (1756-63)

French and Indian War