The Importance Of The French And Indian War

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The expansion of America across the Atlantic Ocean was a significant historical breakthrough at the time. Even though, half a millennium before Christopher Columbus landed in the New World in 1492, Vikings were the first to set foot on the North American loam by their leader Leif Eriksson. The “discovery” of the new world was viewed by many world power country leaders as not only a financial opportunity, but also the chance to control the flow of precious materials and trade goods coming out of the Western Hemisphere. Thus, Spain, France, and Britain were the primary colonizers of the new world. This colonization was a pivotal factor for establishing the first settlements in America.
In April of 1606, King James I granted a charter to the
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Primarily, because the continent had an abundance of natural resources, such as iron, wood, and furs, to utilize for the European nation. The country that had sovereignty over trade between the old and new world would obtain the status as a global empire because their nation’s wealth would increase. Thus, Britain and France both wanted supremacy, which led to economic and political tension. These disagreements over land ownership ultimately broke into war known as the French and Indian War in the 1754. George Washington, a twenty-one year old naive and inexperienced military official was appointed to Lieutenant Colonel where he and his Indian Allies, led by Tanaghrisson or the Half King, marched to build a new fort, Fort Necessity. Unmistakably, there was a high French populace in the area and conflict arose between the two opponents which ended in the massacre of the French Commander, Ensign Joseph Coulon de Villiers de Jumonville by Tanaghrisson. This engagement intensified the tension between Britain, France, and the Indians. Subsequently, the war ended after the Treaty of Paris in 1763, which gave the land from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River to the British. However, conflicts between Britain and the Indians were still evident, and Great Britain needed to reduce military spending to lesson the economic depression that was steadily extending from war. Thus, the Proclamation of 1763 was issued on October 7 by King George III. The Proclamation reestablished the prior promises made in the Treaty of Easton, which “formally prohibiting white settlement beyond the Appalachian Mountains” (Anderson 240). However, this Proclamation only agitated the colonists who were eager to expand westward and many colonial militias were promised land grants for their service in the Seven Years War west of the Appalachian Mountains. Moreover, the French and Indian War was

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