Both, French and British wanted to claim the land west of the Appalachian Mountains.
The land south of us French is ares!
French were so far winning the war when all the sudden they all got wiped out by a disease, smallpox.
British took action by bringing George Washington to the colonies and requesting that the French leave.
FRENCH! CLEAR OUT ! THIS LAND IS FOR US!
In 1754 the French established Fort Duquesne. Which was later taken over by the English.
British controlled all the land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mississippi River. The colonist had received valuable military experience and took pride in joining together. This had changed the relationship between the colonies and England.
Because we won here you go you all get..
After the British had won the King and country was in huge dept. Because of this dept the colonist were forced to pay the increased taxes. Even after paying all these extra taxes the colonist were not allowed to pass the line of proclamation.