The French and Indian War was a conflict over territory that lasted from 1754 to 1763.
The west part of the land in America was controlled by France and France also controlled most of Canada.
The in 1754, the governor of Virginia sent soldiers to kick the France out of Western Pennsylvania.
Because the leaders of France and Britain started sending troops and supplies to North America, that started the war.
By 1758, a politician named William Pitt took over the planning of the war. He sent thousands of additional soldiers to capture the biggest French settlements in Canada. He increased popular support for the war in Great Britain.
From 1758 to 1760, the British won victory after victory which led them to victory of the war.