The French and Indian War

A War for the Ohio River Valley

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French and Indian War

Why They Fought

Great Britain:

- The British needed the fertile land in the valley for farming.

Why They Fought

French:

- The French needed the land for trapping animals to trade fur.

Advantages and Disadvantages

British Advantages:

- militia

- food supply


British Disadvantages:

- no cohesive government


French:

- location of settlements


French Disadvantages:

- location of supplies

Key Battle Points

1759 - British troops captured Quebec

Key Battle points

The French allied themselves with the American Indians. It was also easy to spot the British in their bright red coats.

The Treaty of Paris

After the war, Great Britain gained control of Canada, as well as all the land between the Mississippi River and the Appalachian Mountains. However, to pay the debt, the government levied taxed on the colonists. This did not sit well with the colonists.