Notes on the French and Indian War

Some Basic Notes: England emerges as #1 naval power France and England wanted control of land War lasted from 1754-1763 French and Indian war ended French colonization ??? France lost Canada ??? Paris of Treaty made French leave: English was left with large debt ??? English decided to tax colonies for debt ??? Land became difficult for England Later on… ??? England has greater responsibility to control the territory ??? ??? Need more money ??? More debt Westward expansion: tension with Native Americans Americans will have negative view of England Americans believes taxes were unfair

English has greater control of trade ??? War brought George Washington to prominence ??? Known also as the Seven Years War What happened/mostly about: More Soldiers French and Indian War started in 1754 and ended in 1763. French owned land that was west of the 13 colonies, and parts now that is Canada. 1754, governor of Virginia sent soldiers to get rid of the French, out of the Ohio Valley. French responded with strength and soon later the war began. In the beginning most American Indians stuck with the French. The French gave the Natives land with more respect than the English did. This advantage was very useful o the French.

In 1758, William Pitt took over the process of the war, and more troops were added. Pitt encouraged fghters to invade Canada. The British at the time blocked the Atlantic coast. This prevented French ships getting supplies or soldiers. The British also made an alliance with the Iroquois. The Iroquois helped the English win more victories. in 1759 Britain took Quebec, and French surrendered. The war finally ended when England, France, Spain, and Portugal signed the Treaty o Paris. That treaty meant that British took control of Canada, and France had no control in any areas in North America.

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