French and Indian War: The Seven Years War in America

This 1962 Encyclopedia Britannica film covers the major events in North America in the mid-1700s that culminated in a war that forever changed the Western world.

Cleverly using paintings, the viewer is shown the important people, places, and figures as well as the differences between French and English colonial policies and ways of life. A detailed look at the Battle of Quebec is a highlight.

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Simulation Games

Benjamin Franklin’s Join or Die

Although this cartoon can be seen in almost every major US History textbook, we still think it’s worth analyzing with questions.

We have included a copy with questions and answers.

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US History PowerPoints

  • Colonization to Reconstruction:
    U.S. History Review
  • Colonial Era
  • The American Revolutionary War
  • Simulation Games

    Image Library

    US History Image Library – Pre-20th Century