This course explores the rise and development of Britain?s Americanempire, including the thirteen North American colonies, Canada,and the West Indies. We begin with early efforts at explorationand colonization, including Massachusetts Bay and Jamestown inVirginia and conclude with Britain?s triumph in the ?Great War forEmpire? or French and Indian War in 1769, setting the stage for theyears of imperial crisis, revolution, and independence that followed.