Ed. Peter Hulme and William H. Sherman. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2004. Print. Lamming, George.
The Seven Years War was the first international conflict dealing with all major world powers. The majority of the issue was due to “real estate” speculation and territories surrounding the Ohio Valley (Ohio Valley, 156). Native American’s used furs and traded goods to play each power against each other ultimately resulting in war. The powers that were involved in the war fought for the support of the Native Americans in order to gain favorable lands and goods and the upper hand above the other powers. Ultimately, Native Americans were the most influential power during the war, and the relations held with them not only had affect during the war, but also had influence and led to post war struggles.
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Before the power struggle truly began, the British and the French fought several times back in Europe and North America, which set the stage for their future encounters. The two super powers fought against one another in the "War of the Grand Alliance" (1688-1697) and the "War of the Austrian Succession" (1740-1748), which were both fought in order to stop the expansion of French territory. At the end of the latter, a treaty called "Aix-la Chapelle" was signed. Its terms left both sides feeling cheated and resentful towards one another. The terms of this treaty infuriated the British, because the... ... middle of paper ... ...eing disputed.
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I found it to be quite ironic how the British helped train George Washington in the Military Profession during the French and Indian War because in later years he was one of the many significant people who helpe... ... middle of paper ... ... French and Indian War shaped the political society between the American colonists and Great Britain. It showed how tough the British were economically on America with the many taxes given to the colonists. Colonists changed their ideological beliefs towards their mother country after this great war. Changes occurred throughout this time period that many felt were harsh and irrational. What the British did to the colonists helped bring independence to the colonies from Britain rule.