While the British were fighting in the Seven Years War, they gained land from different places around Europe and the Carribean. They wanted to claim more land.
We need more land! We have to move up to claim more areas!
In 1759, General James Wolfe decided to capture Quebec.
Yes sir! I will inform the others.
We will capture Quebec!
From Britain, he sent massive groups of soldiers and sailors. He also took along hundreds of ships, and thousands of cannons.
We must capture Quebec and take the land!
Gereral James Wolfe and his fleet landed near Ile d'Orleans which was downriver from Quebec.
James's plan was to attack from the bottom of steep cliffs. This was a difficult place to attack, and there was many risks. Quebec sat right on top of the cliff's edge, so if they succesfully climbed it, they would be at an advantage.