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Rivalry between the French and the British
Native American alliances
The French and Indian War
Great Britain and France were the worlds greatest nations in the 1700s. Because of this they had a strong rivalry. In North America they both wanted control over the ohio river valley which had a large amount of natural resources (bevaer fur). They later set up forts to show they were not backing down. Question- What can you infer will happen between Great Britain and France?
The British Policies
The king has raised our taxes
Once the conflict started heating up the British and French went to look for Native American help. Most native americans dis liked the british because of how mcuh they wanted to take land. The french however had many native american friends and treated them like family. Great Britain decided to turn to the iroquois and other tribes for help. Question- Why do you think Great Britain and France looke for help from the Native Americans?
Early in the war France was raiding British forts and practically winning the war untill Britian stepped up their game. A man named William Pitt was a very well skilled British leader. He got highly skilled british soliders to come to North America and help fight. This was the turning pont in the war. In the end France had lost their land and power in North America. Question- What do you think happened to all The Native Americans lving in this area?
After all that fighting Britian had to fond a way to pay for the war. They decided that raising the taxes for colonist was the way to go. This made the colonist very mad because they already felt neglected. Great Britain also mistreated the native americans by taking their land and not trading with them like the french. Question- How do you think the colonist will react to the unfair taxes?
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