Differences Between The French And Indian War

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Who were the people involved? Some of the people involved in the French and Indian War were the British, the French, and the American Indians. Even though the feud was just between the British and the French, the American Indians were very cooperative on both sides. Much more cooperative on the French side. What were they fighting for? The French and the British have many reasons for fighting, but each group involved had their reasons for being there. They wanted to monopolize the fur trade in North America and the French felt the British were threatening their territory as the British expanded. As for the American Indians, they were fighting for their way of life. To them, the colonists and the British were only land grabbers, so of course …show more content…
They began to build a wall from Lake Erie to the Ohio River. The British send 21 year George Washington with a letter warning the French that have trespassed English territory and that they must leave, the French reject the demand. George Washington was sent again to with reinforcement where the colonials defeated a small group of French soldiers; they then built a fort that is known as Fort Necessity. The French returned with reinforcements of their own and drove out the Virginians. This was the official start of the war. How did the war progress? Britain declared war on the French on May 1756, the two countries fought in Europe. Indian and Africa were also brought into the conflict. Both countries, Britain and France, got new commanders. The British, Lord Loudoun, and the French, Major General Louis-Joseph de Montcalm. That same year, the French remained victorious in North America. The only victory the British had was at Kittanning. Colonel John Armstrong led a party of 300 against the Lenape town of Kittanning. The French, victory at Fort William Henry in 1757, ended in disaster for all. In 1758, there was a policy …show more content…
The Crown started seeking ways of paying off that dept., and forced the colonist to pay new taxes. The colonist refused to do so until troops were sent in the break the resistance. This led to the beginning of the American Revolution. How did the French and Indian War set the stage for the American Revolution? By ending the threat of French power on the continent, by saddling Britain with a huge dept. and by denying the colonists what they thought was their rightful due after fighting alongside the British. The results set up the stage for the initiating conflicts between the Mother Country and the colonies. Why did the American Indians ally with the French against the British? The American Indians allied with the French against the British because the French and the Indians were allies as early as the 1600s also, the French traded with them and did not settle in their land. Britain on the other hand, didn’t know how negotiate with the American Indians and only tried to conquer land. How were the lives of American Indians changed as a result of the war? They felt the pressure, white settlers began to take over the American Indian’s territory. The American Indians tried to hold on to their homelands as well maintain access to trade and supplies as war engulfed their

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