Essay on The French And Indian War
French v.s. British
The French were outnumbered, even with their Indian allies, with the exception of the Iroquois who refused to ally with France and negotiated a treaty with the English government instead.
British General Edward Braddock leads 2,500 men against Fort Duquesne, where the French and Indians ambush and kill them.
In 1758, Braddock is avenged by William Pitts in a retake of Fort Duquesne.
Britain planned expedition to Quebec to knockout Anglo-French for North America possession, which led to the Siege of Quebec in 1759.
Wolfe gets control of supply routes to Quebec.
The French lose.
The war officially ended in 1763 with the Treaty of Paris.
Long-term significance of the treaty gave French territorial possessions to the British.
After the war, the British traded the French Canada for the Islands of Guadeloupe.
The aftermath of the French and Indian War led Britain to tax Americans directly, a tax that had been passed by Parliament to help pay for the cost of the French and Indian War.
Britain gains huge debts and want the Americans to pay for the destruction of the French enemy on the colonists borders.
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