Wisconsin History Day By Day


Related Web Sites:
Time Line of Wisconsin History

The French and Indian War


Read More About It

"The Mississippi Valley Frontier: The Age of French Exploration and Settlement" by John Anthony Caruso

"The Time of French in the Heart of North America, 1673-1818" by Charles John Bales

"A Few Acres of Snow: Saga of the French and Indian Wars" by Robert Leckie


Vocabulary:

territory
surrendered
New France


Interesting Fact:

It wasn't until the following September when Charles Langlade, who was named a lieutenant by the French, surrendered to the British at Fort Mackinac.


Study Questions:

  • What war were England and France fighting during this time?
  • After the surrender of New France, how large was the British Territory?
  • What was left of the New France territory?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about Wisconsin history during the 18th century:

  • Newspapers on BadgerLink
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on September 8:

    1900: A hurricane strikes Galveston, Texas, killing approximately 6,000 people.
    1921: The first Miss America is crowned, Margaret Gorman.
    1974: Richard Nixon is pardoned by President Gerald Ford.



  • September 8

    September 8, 1760: Wisconsin became part of the British Territory when the area of New France was surrendered to England.


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