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The French & Indian War

by Sophia Bowens

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The French
& Indian War
By: Sofia Bowens
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France had controlled the land to the west and most of Canada and Louisiana. The British had controlled the 13 colonies. The Spanish had Florida.
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When?
The French and Indian War took place in 1754 and ended in 1763. The larger conflict that was a part of the war was the fighting for land. This was also called the "Seven Years' War."
Who?
The French, British, and American Indian nations fought in the French and Indian War. The Indian Americans fought on both sides. Most of the Indian Americans fought on the French side. Britain had the Haudenosaunee, a strong 6-nation alliance.
Where?
The French and Indian War was fought in the American Colonies. It took place between 1754 and 1763. It was mostly fought on the border between the British Colonies and the French Colonies. The fighting began with the Battle of Monongahela.
Why?
 The French and Indian War began over the issue of if the upper Ohio River Valley was a part of the British Empire or the French Empire. Each side's motivation is to gain more land.
What?
The French and Indian War ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1763. The war provided Great Britain immense territorial increases in North America, but disputes over following funding the war's expenses directed to colonial dissatisfaction, which lead to the American Revolution.
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