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English forts in North America in 1699
(Catalogue ref: CO 700 New Hampshire 3)
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Catalogue ref: CO 700 New Hampshire 3; British forts in North America, 1699
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Study this source carefully. Different parts of the source will contain clues about why the British became empire builders in North America. As you study the source, ask yourself:
  • Does the source suggest that the English had to defend their possessions?
  • This fort is a major building. What does that tell you about the English commitment to their lands in North America?
  • Is it important that the fort is by the sea?
  • Is it possible to say from this source why the British became empire builders?
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