July 4, 1757 the fates of the American Colonies were being dealt by the Empires that be, or so as the dominant narrative goes. As if the colonists had no part in the destiny of North America, except for the lading at Jamestown and 'first' celebration of Thanksgiving Day.
If the French won or at least maintained a smaller portion of North America? Would the colonies ever have rebelled with the threat of a French Empire?
In 1992 the best pre-Revolutionary Colonial American movie was made - Last of the Mochians starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Madelyn Stowe. This film illustrates the lives, struggles, conflicts of the pre-Revolutionary ancestors of Canada and the US.
This war set up the historical fireworks for July 4, 1776. During this war the colonies were allied with Prussia for world dominance. Prussian-British victory after this nearly last of "Native American and French-Canadian Wars" put the English on a path for total world domination.
Usually the war depicted in the film is called the 'last' French and Indian War, but it was not. For the French would fight the United Kingdom one last time on the continent from 1778 until peace was resolved and the 13 colonies made independent. Although France was expelled from the mainland of North America she retained a few tiny isles in coastal areas of North America notably - St. Pierre and Miquelon.
Thus France gained a modicum of justice when the British lost their first born in 1776. The American Revolution was also the proverbial final act or grand finale of the "French and Indian Wars" as the battles of the American Revolution involved "France" and "Indians."
British and regimental flags with markings can be seen in the film. The film maker, Michael Mann, did his homework and it paid off.
This film also showed in brilliant color and depth the role that aboriginal-Americans played. Previously before the 1960s Native Americas were portrayed in tacky one dimensional cartoonish like fashion who needed to be taught good western values with great insult to their religion and way of life.
In this film the negative and positive ways of aboriginal Native and Old World Newcomer Americans are dealt with, in an more honest light.