2. how did proslavery southerners respond to lincoln's election?
southerners didn't like lincoln long before the 1860 election. lincoln was against expanding slavery into any of the new territories. in the south he was a threat, and represented the worst of northern politicians.
during the french and indian war, the british were allies of the side of the british indians.
the french and indian war (1754–1763) was a confrontation between the british colonies and the colony of new france in north america. during the conflict, each side was supported by military forces from its parent country and by american indian-native allies. the french were outnumbered (60,000 settlers against 2 million inhabitants in the british colonies), and had to rely more on the indians.
it was a singular conflict. even tough the european powers participated somehow, it is not regarded in america as a conflict associated to them at all.