The colonist did indeed attempt to settle in an area of land know as the Ohio River Valley, but when the French discovered their plan they set up Fort Duquesne.
That's it! There is to many people in this we must settle here in the Ohio Valley River
But...isn't that french territory??
Why don"t we just start a new settlement here? More space and land.
23 year old GEORGE WASHINGTON
King George III sent a young George Washington to lead a militia to drive the French out of the territory. Sadly Washington and his troops were unsuccessful which lead to the french dominating in the war over the next 3 years.
The British reliesed the smallpox virus on the French's native allies giving the British the chance to get ahead.
Oh no, smallpox is killing us all!!!
After a total of 7 years of war, the British forces finally gained control over the french forts and territory causeing the french to leave north America
We've finally conquered the french!!!
France losted the war cause the colonist to have more land and territory, along with a large amount of pride from coming together and claiming the victory as one/
We came together and fought successfully as one!
WE DID IT!!!!
King George III also set forth the Proclamation of 1763 which drew a imaginary line down the Appalation mountains creating boundraie between the Native's land and the Britsh colonies, forcing the colonist to stay east of the mountains. This angered the colonist extremely because they had just faught a war for 7 years over this land they are being told they aren't allowed to settle on.
After the war, England faced a huge amount of debt causing them to being taxing the colonies on goods that hadn't been taxed before. This lead to a large amount of tension in the colonies and began the effects leading up the the Revolutionary War.