The French and Indian War (1754-1763)

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Events Leading to the War

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In the 1750s, France and Britain were fighting in Europe. The war was now spreading to North America. British Colonists wanted to take over French land in North America. The British wanted to take over the fur trade in the French held territory.

The War

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British soldiers fought against French soldiers and Native Americans. Native Americans joined in the battle against the British because they were afraid the British would take over their land.

This picture shows Native Americans with a man bound to a stake (Source: Library of Congress).

The war ended in 1759 when British Major General James Wolfe captured Quebec.

The picture shows British soldiers preparing to embark for battle (Source: Library of Congress).

 

Result of the War

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In the peace treaty of 1763 the British got most of the French land in North America. Also as a result of the war, the British began taxing the colonists to pay for the war.

 

Books about the French and Indian War

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