This material makes references in Chapter 4 when it is going to talk about the French and Indian War. In Europe this is known as the Seven years’ War; however, both named mean the same thing. The rivalry between Britain and French are too famous that they made an imperial showdown. This was a Global war, and both side have allies from the Indian tribes. The spark of the war start when they dispute the colonist in the Ohio River Valley.
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.
The United States and France had a deal between each other with the land of Louisiana called the Louisiana Purchase. Our country gained about eight hundred twenty seven thousand square miles of the land West of the Mississippi River for $15 million from France. President Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter in April 1802 to Pierre Samuel and predicted that this event was the beginning of a war which will explode on the countries of both of the shores of the Atlantic. For the U.S, the spread to the West, the boating down the Mississippi River, and the approach to the port of New Orleans became demanding to American Commerce. So that made the transfer of authority cause concern.
21. Louisiana Purchase- The purchase had happened when President Thomas Jefferson had bought the land from Napoleon Bonaparte of France, as Napoleon needed money to fund the war with France against Britain. As soon as Jefferson had purchased the land area it had made the U.S. twice its size. Jefferson had also sent Lewis and Clark to go and review the land and bring back information on the purchased area. As Lewis and Clark journeyed through the land they had met Shoshone woman
We realize that there are many causes of the battle of the French and Indian such as the fashion or the fur trade. However, there is the main reason which is written by Cooper “For the possession of a country in the scene of strife and bloodshed” (The Lats of Mohicans, p.15). This is related to the historical cause such as controlling and expanding the North America. The French thought that they had the right to own the land because they were first. However, the English occupied the same land to the French.
After the Treaty of Paris in 1763, which ended the Seven Years War between the French and the British as well as all of their allies, the French lost claim to all of their land. The English being the winners of the war claimed the majority, and what they did not seize was given to the Spanish for their support and help in the war. In 1802 France and Spain signed a secret treaty called The Treaty Of Ildefonso. Once the treaty was fulfilled, Spain gave the Louisiana territory back to France (“Background”). Napoleon had interest in Louisiana for the purpose mainly to ship supplies to the French colonies in the Caribbean islands but also as a source of food and trade.
Entry1 French and Indian war if 1754 This began in the spring of 1754. However, France and Britain did not officially declare the war until later in May 1756. The war was two-sided. On one side were the British and American colonists while on the other hand was the French and the broad network of Native American allies. The inclusion of Indians in this war is because the majority of Native Americans are the Indians.
The Native Americans had no choice but to play the French and British against each other. By the time of the French and Indian War, they were not just playing the French against the British for goods and guns. (1) It became necessary for the survival of their culture, and the natives were concerned with the vast amounts of land being claimed and settled by the British. The French and Indians were more likely to be allies, although the British did have Native American allies. The Battle of Jumonville Glen is one example of natives and British fighting against the French.
Competition over resources among European societies led to trade and conflict. One such conflict was the French and Indian War. Both the British and the French wanted to control the land, and its resources, located in the Ohio River Valley. The British tried to control Native American trade and gain more land by taking over French forts in the Ohio River Valley. Eventually, the French were kicked out of continental North America when the British won.
But the French were also mesmerized by the colony so they built a fort near St. Johns River naming it Fort Caroline. About a year after it was built, the Spaniards destroyed the fort. Not only was Spain and France interested, but so was England, around the 1700s, hoping to expand their country. All three of the countries were fighting each other in several parts of the world. This is known as the Seven Years War or also as the French and Indian War.