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Battle of Québec

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — History of the Americas.

1759.

This ended French sovereignty in Canada. Despite fears that the strongly entrenched French, under the brilliant Montcalm, could be dislodged only by a long siege, Wolfe's...

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Beaver Wars

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — History of the Americas.

(1640s-1680s), a series of conflicts between Iroquois and Algonquin tribes living near the Great Lakes. Involvement in the fur trade destabilized Native American cultures by introducing...

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Port-Royal

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A town in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. It was the first French colony in North America and is Canada's oldest European settlement. Destroyed by the British in 1613, it was ...

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Quebec Act

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — History of the Americas.

1774.

This followed but was not part of the Intolerable Acts. It settled matters relating to the British acquisition of French Canada by recognizing the catholic church, allowing...

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sailer

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Warfare and Defence.

N. a sailing ship or boat of specified power or manner of sailing: the great ships were abominable sailers: sluggish and difficult to maneuver | a four-masted motor sailer.

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