The Causes Of The French And Indian War

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Jacqueline Ortiz
Dr. Hosmer
AP United States History Period 4
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The French and the British had separate colonies settled in America; the French settled North in Canada, while the British settled in the East of America. The boundaries of each colony remained vague and undefined. The French believed they possessed Ohio and built forts to reinforce their ownership; however, the American colonists believed Ohio remained under British control and sold land within the Ohio region to other Americans. This competition of Ohio territory escalated to the French and Indian War, also known as the Seven Years’ War. The French allied with the Native tribe, the Hurons, and the American colonists and British allied with the Native tribe, the Iroquois. The French and British fought in many battles from 1754 to 1763 and resulted in the French surrender along with the Treaty of Paris in 1763, declaring all French possessions in America belonged to Great Britain. The French and Indian War created a division of American colonists between remaining loyal to Great Britain or advancing the evolution to the American revolution, an increase in taxes of Britain’s financial reliance on the American colonies due to the colonies’ wealth and the expenses of the war, and new policies for the colonies in order to restructure and gain more British control of the American governments, which all effects ultimately led to American independence. The French and Indian War
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