The two sides began to fight, once Britain stepped in the way of France, both were trying to dominate the west Indies and Canada, both sides also wanted to control the Ohio River Vally, trade routes, and territories. Both governments soon realized the importance of this and shipped out troops.
I could say the same thing.
What are YOU doing here.
The Ohio River Vally & Fort Duquesne
Washington was sent over to take over Fort Duquesne, with a small militia accompanying him. Washington lost, marking the starting point of the French and Indian war. It was a major loss for the militia, The Militia had severely underestimated the French, and the amount of men that they had.
The Albany Congress
The AC advocated a union of the British colonies in North America for their security and defense against the French, foreshadowing later unification. Seven colonies, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island went delegates to the conference. "Join or,Die" PC was published shortly after.
Lets be together!
Native Americans Take A Side
in 1755, British General Braddock was marching through the forest, He was an experienced British general who was sent to fight in America, he foolishly tried to bring heavy artillery to re-capture Fort Duquesne. He failed, for he was captured by the French out of a surprise ambush, and suffered heavy casualties.
The Native Americans had either joined the French, British, or remained neutral. this is because in some cases the British and French offered benefits from joining their side. Some also remained neutral because they wanted to stay with their village.
in 1763 The Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War between Great Britain and France, as well as their respective allies. In the terms of the treaty, France gave up all its territories in mainland North America, ending any foreign military threat to the British colonies there.