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Québec History 8 - French and Indian War

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Québec a Nation History (Part 8)

Cause of the French and Indian War

The French and Indian War, also known as the War of the Conquest (Guerre de la Conquête), was a war fought in North America between 1754 and 1763

The first major event of the war was in 1754, when a Virginia major named George Washington, was sent to negotiate boundaries with the French. Washington stumbled upon the French about 40 miles before reaching Fort Duquesne. In the ensuing skirmish, an officer named Joseph Coulon de Jumonville was among French casualties, news of which would have certainly provoked a strong French response. Washington pulled back several miles and established Fort Necessity. The French attacked this position on July 4, forcing Washington to negotiate a withdrawal under arms.

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