During the 1700s both the French and the English were interested in the fertile land near the Ohio River Valley. The French made Fort Duquesne to keep the English away. But the English troops, lead by George Washington had a small victory against a small group of French troops.
Even though the English had a small victory they still weren't fairing well in the war, until they evicted the French from Nova Scotia.
After another defeat the English found a away to stop French ships from coming to America, thus weakening them. This helped the English and they were finally able to capture Fort Dusquesne.
Then in 1760 after a few victories, The English had captured another major area for the French, Montreal.
After Montreal was captured the French governor general surrendered. This lead to the Treaty of Paris which gave the British the Ohio River Valley, Canada, and more.
You may take our territory, we have surrendered.
Even though the British won the war and were successful, the end of the war stirred up major conflict and tension between England and the U.S. colonies. England began to tax the colonies for war expenses and wanted more control over the colonies, and the colonists weren't happy about it.