The French and Indian War

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The French Indian War was one of a series of wars between the British and French starting as early as the 1600s. The French Indian War took place from 1754 to 1763.
In the 1750s, France and Britain were fighting in Europe. The war was now spreading to North America. British Colonists wanted to take over French land in North America. The British wanted to take over the fur trade in the French held territory.
British soldiers fought against French soldiers and Native Americans. Native Americans joined in the battle against the British because they were afraid the British would take over their land.
The war ended in 1759 when British Major General James Wolfe captured Quebec.
The British got most of the French land in North America. Also as a result of the war, the British began taxing the colonists to pay for the war.

 

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