- Download the document, Battles of
and Plains of Abraham.
Please save your work to a file on your desktop so you will have a copy to refer back to.
- Click on one of the links provided to download the document.
- You will then be able to view the Battles of Louisbourg and Plains of Abraham worksheet.
- The Battle of the Plains of Abraham in September 1759 was pivotal in the Seven Years' War and in the history of Canada.
- British General Wolfe defeated French troops under General Montcalm, which led to the surrender of Quebec to the British. he French lost control of New France in 1760.
Both British Commander Wolfe and French Commander Montcalm died of their wounds, but the battle left control of Quebec to the British, which would allow them to take control of Canada the following year with the surrender of Montreal.
- The First Nations people were concerned that their interests would not be respected as Britain expanded its control in North America.
- These pages explain the First Nations perspective at the end of the war.
- First Nations leader Chief Pontiac tried to start a war against the British to drive them from the Ohio River valley.
- Answer the following questions at the end of your downloaded document.
Were the First Nations successful in capturing the forts? Explain.
In your opinion, did the First Nations have good reason to be concerned about their future? Explain.
Are you fascinated by the Battle of the Plains of Abraham?
Would you like to learn more about the battle and the year 1759?
Go to the Virtual Museum of Canada.
Here, you will find a highly interactive site about the battles between the French and English. It is called 1759. On this site, you can listen to videos and play games about the battles these great countries fought in North America.