The French And Indian War Essay

1074 Words Sep 10th, 2015 5 Pages
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 they didn’t like that. The French on the other hand, were trading partners. In other words, they benefitted more from the French than they ever would have from the British. How did the conflict begin? The conflicts between both the British and the French have been there long before, but the conflict all began with the dispute over land west of the Appalachian Mountains. France claimed the Ohio Valley as New France, but the British considered it part of Virginia. The French became enraged when the colonists began to expand to that region. 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,…

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