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French and Indian War

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A war (1756-1763) fought by Britain against the French and their Native American allies, part of the conflict known in Europe as the Seven Years' War. Britain, emerging victorious, took possession of the French territories in Canada and became the dominant colonial power in North America.

French and Indian War

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(Historical Terms) the war (1755–60) between the French and British, each aided by different Indian tribes, that formed part of the North American Seven Years' War
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Noun1.French and Indian War - a war in North America between France and Britain (both aided by American Indian tribes); 1755-1760
Seven Years' War - a war of England and Prussia against France and Austria (1756-1763); Britain and Prussia got the better of it
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His on-the-ground treatment of events renders this study the definitive work of the first conventional British ground operation of the French and Indian War, and as Preston shows, with wide-ranging implications for Europe in the Seven Years' War, and eventually, the American Revolutionary War.
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Long before the two great conflicts of the 20th century, world wars reverberated in North America along this great path: the Nine Years' War (called by the French the War of the League of Augsburg and by the English colonists of North America King William's War, 1688-1697), the Wars of the Spanish and the Austrian Succession (1701-1714 and 1740-1748 respectively), the Seven Years' War (called by the English colonists the French and Indian War, 1756-1763), the American Revolution, and the Wars of the French Revolution and Empire.
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The thesis of "The War that Made America: A Short History of the French and Indian War" is that the French and Indian War (1754-63) precipitated the American Revolution is common, but Fred Anderson goes further.
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One hundred twenty years later, Fred Anderson's The War That Made America clears away with lucid prose and effective narrative style the obscurity that has veiled the French and Indian War.
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