- ›› Coverage Events : Peace of Paris
With an introduction by Pauline Maier, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of American History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Glossary Term – Event
Half a century of conflict between Britain and France over North America culminated in the French and Indian War, or the Seven Years’ War in Europe. Unlike the three previous Anglo-French wars, which were outgrowths of European conflicts, this one began with colonial initiatives. Fur traders and Virginia planters were interested in exploiting and developing the Ohio River valley region. The French, determined to secure the territory against encroaching British and American traders and land speculators, built a chain of forts along...