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Definition: War fought between Great Britain and its two enemies, the French and the Indians of North America. Most of the battles were in Canada. American colonists, including George Washington, fought with the British in this war, which lasted from 1754 to 1763. The British won the war and won the right to keep Canada and several other possessions in the New World.

Related Resources:
The French and Indian War
Read about the war, its battles, its origins, and its aftermath.

Elsewhere on the Web:
French and Indian War: Developments
Prepared by students just like you, this site traces the war and its consequences as a way to explain the origins of the American Revolution.

Maps of the War
Looking at maps can take you a long way toward understanding the importance of this war.

Impact of the War on America
American colonists fought with the British, then inherited their problems.

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