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The French and Indian War The French and Indian war raged from 1754 to 1763 Its roots began long before the first shot was fired about 100 years before between the French and the English The French and Indian War was not fought between the French and the Indians but the two allied with the Canadians against the English It was the catalyst for the Seven Years War from 1756-1763 which was brought over into Europe the Carnatic Wars and it eventually lead to the American Revolution By the late 1600s to the beginning of the 1700s the colonization of the Americas by the English had been reaping great rewards The English controlled much of the eastern seaboard and were highly interested into further expansionism The English often moved into the French territory and claimed the land as theirs The French had established a vast area from Louisiana to the south to Canada to the north bordering the Spaniards to the left and the English to the right The French had small frontier villages with ample land for the English to take The French used their land for the same purposes the English used theirs for trade and manifest destiny However the French were frontier trappers who moved and settled in small numbers and not farmers as the English were Because of this the French made a good repor with the Indians who seemed to be all around and the neighboring frontiersmen in Canada to the north It was almost customary for a Frenchman to wed an Indian woman to strengthen trade agreements and the use of land as well as an interpreterguide As the English colonizers began to expand into and around the French territory much quarreling arose and disputes over whose land it really was just added to the fire The French started to build forts up and down their territorys boarder The French along with the Indians
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