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This edition: Wars for the Continent (1702-1770)

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Episode Details

First aired: July 8, 2015.

At the start of the 18th-century two factors shaped the colonial approach to war. First, early colonists found themselves isolated in hostile territory. Second, the colonists participated in the dramatic change taking place in European weaponry that came with the introduction of gunpowder. (1702 Queen Anne's War; 1713 Treaty of Utrecht Ends Queen Anne's War; 1739 War of Jenkins Ear Begins; 1754 - 1763 French and Indian War; 1763 Pontiac's War; 1770 Boston Massacre). Host: George Kennedy.