Revolution/French-Indian War

The French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War were fairly close together in terms of timing and they had a lot of parallels and commonalities including some of the major personnel in the conflict. The French and Indian War as well as the Revolutionary War both involved people and countries that were fighting for much the same thing, that being control of lands far from the home country in the pursuit and hopes of controlling a lucrative area of land in the New World. The wars were both manifestations of colonial spats and negotiations that both involved France, Great Britain and who would become the Americans, and even Spain to a lesser extent. Indeed, it was a Spaniard king who commissioned the Columbus voyage that led to the discovery of North America. The French and Indian War set the tone for the...
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