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The Frenc1 - The French Indian War In A Nutshell In the...

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The French & Indian War In A Nutshell In the 1750s, the conflicting ambitions of three great empires—France , Great Britain , and the Iroquois League —crashed together in the backcountry of Pennsylvania. In the resulting war , fought between 1755 and 1760, the future of the North American continent was largely determined. Superior organization and strategy allowed France and its Indian allies to dominate the first two years of the war. But William Pitt, named British secretary of state in 1757, then increased Britain's financial commitment to the war, giving British soldiers and their American colonial allies the resources they needed to defeat the French in battle by 1760. In the Treaty of Paris , signed in 1762, a vanquished France surrendered Canada and all territorial claims east of the Mississippi River to Britain. Britain also won control of Florida, ceded by Spain (a French ally). Flush with success, British policymakers came to believe that their control over the North American continent was firmly established. But Native Americans who had fought in the war in
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