The French and Indian War and the American Revolution

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At a surface level, historical accounts of The French and Indian War and the American Revolution are presented as wars between two sides: The British versus the French and the British verus the Americans, respectively. In each war the aforementioned opposing sides held the most crucial roles in each battle that these wars lead to. However, in this essay I will argue the crucial role of allies of each victorious side and how they were incredbily useful to the defeats of the British in the wildnerness in 1755 during Braddock's defeat and in Yorktown, Virginia in 181 durng Cornwallis's defeat. Discussing the former, I will argue the importance of the Native American's as allies to France and with the latter, the significance of the French as allies to the Americans. The aim of this essay is not to argue that without their allies, the French and the Americans would not have won the battles but that because they did have these allies, their victories occured faster, easier and with less conflict that if they had fought without allies. Braddock's defeat in 1755 occured during the French and Indian War which involved British and French armies battling for land possession in North America. The commander of British forces in America, General Edward Braddock, was to lead 2,200 British troops to capture Fort Duquesne in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Heavily outnumbered by British troops, the French army were not in a position to defend Fort Duquense without help, nor would they have even
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