Before the French and Indian War, there were lots of disputes about territory in America. It was almost inevitable that there would be a war.
Sometime after the war started, Benjamin Franklin presented the Albany Plan. Most of the colonists disagreed with his idea.
In 1758, the English tried to attack Fort Duquesne, a French fort. A young commander named George Washington fought with them, and a man named Daniel Boone. The attack was a failure, when they were surprised by French soldiers and Indians.
Under William Pitt's leadership, the English were able to drive the French out of America and Canada.
In 1763, English, French, and Spanish representatives signed a treaty known as the Treaty of Paris. This treaty gave England Florida, and all land east of the Mississippi River.
Because the people still wanted to settle there, they made a treaty with the Indians called the Treaty of Augusta. The agreement was that the Indians would be left alone on the land they still had, if they gave up some of their land.
The English didn't want any more wars with the Indians, so they passed the Proclamation of 1763, which didn't allow colonists to settle anywhere past the Appalachian Mountains. This made a lot of colonists angry.