In 1758, William Pitt sent generals to America who had been successful in Europe and they started to win victories in North America against the French. The British were able to take the French colony of Quebec and continued to defeat the French forces in North America. New France surrendered and started to lose battles around the world.
The French and Indian War came to an official end with the Treaty of Paris, signed in February 1763. Great Britain had defeated France. The British Navy now ruled the seas, and the British Army commanded Europe and North America. Britain’s military strength now outranked that of both France and Spain.