The conflict between France and Great Britain began at the Ohio River. Claimed by both countries the French built Fort Duquesne to discourage Great Britain.
In 1754 George Washington led troops that attacked and defeated a small French force. However, they were foced to surrender the land when the French counter attacked.
What would be a good name for this war we are fighting with the French and Indians?
British Colonists named this the French and Indian War named after the French and their Indian allies.
In 1775 a British and Colonial force went to overwhelm two French forts near Nova Scotia evicting the french settlers giving the farm land to New Englanders.
We are overwhelmed!
From 1756-1757 French General Luois-Joseph de Montcalm destroyed British forts on Lake Ontario and Lake George. Meanwhile British Frontier settlements in Pennsylvania and Virginia were being raided by Indians.
In 1758 and 1759 the French trade was cut of by the British causing the Indians to leave them. This lead to British capturing many forts and General James Wolfe attacking and capturing stronghold of Quebec in 1759.