Wisconsin History Day By Day

Related Web Sites:
A History of Green Bay

Plaque on the site of Fort Saint Francois

A Brief History of the French and Indian War

Fort Edward Augustus

Read More About It

"The French and Indian War" by Benton Minks

"The French and Indian War, 1660-1763" by Christopher Collier

"How George Rogers Clark Won the Northwest" by Reuben Gold Thwaites

"The Struggle for a Continent: The French and Indian War" by Betsy Maestro



Interesting Fact:

Fort Edward Augustus was built on the site of Fort Saint Francis, the first European fort built west of Lake Michigan.

Study Questions:

  • What became of Fort Edward Augustus?
  • Why did the British leave Green Bay?
  • What was the French and Indian War all about? Were Indians from Wisconsin involved in this war?

    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about the French and Indian War:

  • Wisconsin State Journal/The Capital Times
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • BadgerLink Wisconsin Newsstand
  • Wisconsin Historical Society

    U.S. historical events that occurred on June 21:

    1788: The U.S. Constitution goes into effect as New Hampshire becomes the ninth state to ratify it.
    1964: Three civil rights workers are murdered by members of the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi. Their bodies are found six weeks later.

  • June 21

    June 21, 1763: During the French and Indian war, the British abandoned Fort Edward Augustus in Green Bay, never to return.

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