As early as 1630, Spain, France, England, and the Netherlands had settlements or colonies in North America. Always looking for ways to expand their territory, these European nations were constantly at war with one another over trade, borders, and religious differences. Beginning in 1689, their conflicts in Europe spread across the Atlantic to America. Over the next seventy years, competing European powers would battle for control of the New World. The winner would take the prize—all of North America.
Struggle for a Continent tells the riveting story of the French and Indian Wars—seventy-four years of fighting that determined the destiny of the future United States.
This ongoing series introduces America's history to young readers in an appealing picture-book format. Clear, simple texts combine with informative, accurate illustrations to bring young people an overview of the story of our country and our continent. Each volume contains an objective and balanced account of a segment of America's history and tells of both the glories and the tragedies of our past. These books encourage young readers to see history as a continuum—connected events that together form a meaningful whole. Making these crucial connections enables children to develop a framework for understanding both America's past and its present.
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