Describe The Relationship Between The French And The Monongahela

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The French and the British both wanted to dominate the Allegheny River and the Monongahela River. These rivers were used to provide trade routes for commerce.The French had constructed a number of forts in this region to strengthen their claim on their territories. In 1754 the fighting between the French and British began because the British wanted to settle colonies in the Ohio River Valley. The spark of the war was when General George Washington led an army against the French at Fort Necessity, but were defeated. Britain then declared war on the French. The Native Americans became allies with the French because the French traded with them. The French dominated the land for two years. British Commander Edward Braddock and forces attaked at
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