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The French and Indian War (1754-1763) was a seven-year-long ___________________ between __________________________ and France (France was allied with the Indians). Although fighting began in 1754, the war did not officially begin until 1756. They were __________________________ for the control of much of North America. This war was a part of a larger war that was going on in __________________________.

At the beginning of the war, France controlled Canada and the Louisiana Territory. Britain controlled most of the ___________________ coast of __________________________. In one of the first __________________________ of the war, Lieutenant Colonel George __________________________ and his Virginia troops (fighting for the British) were sent to Pittsburgh, __________________________, to remove the _______________________ from their new ___________________. Washington was defeated by the French, who soon controlled the entire region.

In 1756, the British began to defeat the French, especially in naval battles. In 1759, General James Wolfe's army defeated the French at Quebec (although both Gen. Wolfe and his French adversary Gen. Montcalm both ______________________ during the battle).

The French lost the war, and the Treaty of Paris (signed in _____________) gave Britain control of Canada. Spain gave Florida to Britain, and received the former French areas west of the Mississippi River. As a result of the war, the English colonists became more independent from Britain. This war also resulted in higher ___________________ paid to Britain. These influences eventually led to the American __________________________.



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