French and Indian War

It’s been called one of America’s “forgotten wars.” But in the middle of the 18th century, Britain and France fought over who’d get to dominate North America! In this BrainPOP movie on the French and Indian War, you’ll learn how life in the British colonies differed from life in New France--the territory that stretched from the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania into Canada and across the Mississippi. You’ll discover how trade with American Indians sparked a major conflict between the two European powers, and the role a young colonel named George Washington played in the drama. You’ll hear how the British turned the tables on the French after two years of defeat, and even learn how Britain’s policy of raising taxes to pay for the war helped spark the American Revolution! So grab your musket, put on your red coat, and watch this movie!

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