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From War to Revolution

Nov 29 2010
Instructions

In popular memory, the colonies' military history began with the American Revolution—but the colonies actually fought part of a global war earlier in the 18th century. The French and Indian War, a territorial conflict in the larger Seven Years' War, involved a number of individuals who would take part in the Revolution. Are the following true or false?

  1. Benjamin Franklin's famous "Join, or Die" political cartoon (pictured) advocated the union of the colonies to revolt against the British.

    True

    False

  2. In 1753, Lieutenant Colonel George Washington requested that the French leave the Ohio Valley area.

    True

    False

  3. Jeffrey Amherst, who became commander-in-chief of British North American forces in the French and Indian War, would later serve on the colonial side in the Revolutionary War.

    True

    False

  4. Benedict Arnold, famous American Revolution traitor, led British forces in several battles in the French and Indian War.

    True

    False