Essay about CH 6 Vocab

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• Acadians- French residents of Nova Scotia, many of whom were uprooted by the British in 1755 and scattered as far south as Louisiana, where their descendants became known as "Cajuns." • Albany Congress- Intercolonial congress summoned by the British government to foster greater colonial unity and assure Iroquois support in the escalating war against the French. • Battle of Québec- Historic British victory over French forces on the outskirts of Québec. The surrender of Québec marked the beginning of the end of French rule in North America. • Coureurs de bois- translated as "runners of the woods," they were French fur-trappers, also known as "voyageurs" (travelers). Who established trading posts throughout North America. The fur trade wreaked havoc on the health and folkways of their Native American partners. • Edict of Nantes- Decree issued by the French crown granting limited toleration to French Protestants. Ended religious wars in France and inaugurated a period of French preeminence in Europe and across the Atlantic. Its repeal in 1685 prompted a fresh migration of Protestant Huguenots to North America. • French and Indian War (Seven Years' War)- Nine-year war between the British and the French in North America. It resulted in the expulsion of the French from the North American mainland and helped spark the Seven Years' War in Europe. • Huguenots- French Protestant dissenters, the Huguenots were granted limited tolerance under the Edict of Nantes. After King Louis XIV outlawed Protestantism in 1685, many Huguenots fled elsewhere, including to British North America. • King George’s War- North American theater of Europe's War of Austrian Succession that once again pitted British colonies against their French counterparts in the North. The peace settlement did not involve any territorial realignment, leading to conflict between New England settlers and the British government. • King William’s War- War fought largely between French trappers, British settlers, and their respective Indian Allies from 1689-1697. The colonial theater of the larger War of the League of Augsburg in Europe. •