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  •  The French built multiple forts from Lake Ontario south to the Ohio River. The British responded by starting to build a fort in what is now western Pennsylvania. But the French captured it.
  • In 1754, the governor of Virginia sent a militia which is a military force made up of ordinary people. In this group was George Washington. He was sent to drive out the French.
  • Right after going to Fort Duquesne, Washington set up a small fort which he called it Fort Necessity. It was a wooden house surrounded by wooden planks. Washington's fort was later attacked by the French. The French army won the battle and forced Washington's people to surrender.
  •  The French and the British both had lots of Native American friends. But the French had an even bigger advantage. They had a lot of Native Americans helping them.
  • For the British to be able to fight back the threat of the French and their Native American friends, They tried to make a treaty with the Iroquois. The Iroquois were a Native American tribe from The Eastern part of North America. They were the strongest from there area.
  • Britain's economy was really bad because of the war with France. As a result the British government decided to tax the colonies and make stricter trade rules. This led into conflict and a revolution.
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