Analyze The Causes Of The French And Indian War

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Multiple factors led to the start of the French and Indian War. A power struggle was already occurring, and Britain and France were already enemies. Colonists were aligned with their respective countries, and Native Americans were caught in the middle of European expansion. Natives were more apt to be allied with the French due to their trading economy, but both sides had Native American allies depending on the circumstances. 1 “To safeguard their lands west of the mountains, Native Americans played off one European power against another.” The Ohio River Valley was in dispute and both nations laid claim to it, which ultimately led to the conflict. 2 In 1752, Canadian Governor LeBoeuf received orders “to make every possible effort to drive the
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