French and Indian War 8 words

  1. French and Indian War
    a war in North America between France and Britain (both aided by American Indian tribes); 1755-1760
    Historians will usually note that the French and Indian War was actually a small portion of what is known as the Seven Years War. This is not entirely correct.
  2. unsettle
    disturb the composure of
    While the Seven Years War, and the French and Indian War were related, in fact the French and Indian War being the beginning of the Seven Years War, the conflict in America was more closely tied to the unsettled feelings left over from King George's War (1744-1748).
  3. retaliation
    action taken in return for an injury or offense
    The French, never lovers of the English due to hundreds of years of fighting, sent the Indians who allied themselves with the French in raiding parties in retaliation for raids conducted by the Indians on the English side, who claimed that their raids were in retaliation for those made by the French.
  4. raid
    a sudden short attack
    The French, never lovers of the English due to hundreds of years of fighting, sent the Indians who allied themselves with the French in raiding parties in retaliation for raids conducted by the Indians on the English side, who claimed that their raids were in retaliation for those made by the French.
  5. encroachment
    any entry into an area not previously occupied
    This encroachment forced the French to build several forts along the frontier.
  6. wane
    a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
    After the treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle finished that earlier war, the hatred between the French and the English in the Americas never quite waned.
  7. related
    being connected either logically or causally or by shared characteristics
    While the Seven Years War, and the French and Indian War were related, in fact the French and Indian War being the beginning of the Seven Years War, the conflict in America was more closely tied to the unsettled feelings left over from King George's War (1744-1748).
  8. conflict
    an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
    While the Seven Years War, and the French and Indian War were related, in fact the French and Indian War being the beginning of the Seven Years War, the conflict in America was more closely tied to the unsettled feelings left over from King George's War (1744-1748).