The French and Indian War

A war over the Ohio River Valley


The war was fought over the Ohio River Valley
French and Indian War

Why the British Fought

The British used the fertile land of the Ohio River Valley for farming.

Why the French Fought

The French had trapped animals for fur in Canada for many years.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Great Britain Vs. France

British Advantages:

- Militia aka Volunteer Army

- Sustainable Food Supply

British Disadvantes:

- Each Colony had its own government

French Advantages:

- Settlements were located closely together along the Ohio River making them easy to defend

- American Indians

French Disadvantages:

- Food and Supplies come from France