This is an image where you can see the Ohio River valley with both Frenh and English settlers on it. The French are with the French flag, and the British are with the British flag. They are both wanting to settle on the same land
Ohio River Valley
There were two forts. Fort Duqusesne, the Frech fort, and Fort Necessity, which was the British fort. They were each 40 miles away from each other. The French attacked Fort Necessity as soon as they found out about it. This is an image of the French attacking the British fort, Fort Necessity.
Fort Duqusesne and Fort Necessity
Benjamin Franklin came up with the idea to invite all seven colinies to join together and join forces to protect themselves agenced the French. They gathered in Albny, NY in 1754.