THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR. A STRUGGLE FOR EMPIRE David T. Booz. A Struggle for Empire. The British and French fought for control of North America and indeed the entire world The Ohio Valley becomes the focus of the struggle for the fur trade
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THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR
A STRUGGLE FOR EMPIRE
David T. Booz
to protect their frontier against the
wherever a fort was to be built
Fort Duquesne was built
by the French
This was a small, wooden fort built in a low swale in an open space called Great Meadows.
The French and their Indian allies came after Washington.
The English had 284 men . They were surrounded by the French and Indians, and in a pouring rain, Washington lost 1# of his force. The French offer terms for surrender.
Washington could not read French so the papers were read to him by Captain McKay of the South Carolina militia.
Washington surrenders, and is allowed to go back to Williamsburg.
Braddock landed at Alexandria Virginia in 1755 with two regiments.