We needs it so we can travel from the St. Lawrence River Valley to Louisiana using the Ohio River and Mississippi River.
Motivations for the Ohio River Valley
Our fur traders and land speculators are very interested in using this land to buy and sell for profit.
France Builds Fort Duquesne
The French built a chain of forts ranging from Lake Ontario to the Ohio River.
The British Governor of Virginia asks George Washington to expel the French.
Washington retreats and builds Fort Necessity
A month later, the French arrived and forced Washington to surrender.
The colonies attempted to negotiate an alliance with the Iroquois, but the Iroquois refused the alliance. Here, Benjamin Franklin proposed the Albany Plan of Union which was issued to form a federal government, but was later rejected by the colonies.
We can not form an alliance, but here is an idea...
In 1755, General Edward Braddock arrived with 1400 British troops to meet up with 450 Virginia militia troops.