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History of the United StatesUniversity of Cumberlands HIST 231History of the United States Practice EssayRole of George Washington in the French and Indian WarThe French and Indian war took place between 1754 and 1763. The war cameabout as a result of the need for increased annexation of North America by the Britishand French colonialists. The war was triggered by the contention over the possession ofOhio River Valley. George Washington Issued an ultimatum to the French in which theFrench replied that their presence there could not be contested. He published anaccount of his experience in Ohio thereby informing the Britons and Americans ofincreasing French Dominance in the area.As a result of the threatening French dominance, Ohio’s governor called forWashington’s military expedition in the area whose key role was to ensure those whoresisted the presence of the Britons were killed. The French sent their military men inretaliation, and their camp was attacked by Washington’s Militia men, thereby sparkingoff the war. However, on 1st July, 1754 French gathered their troops which ultimatelyoutnumbered Washington’s troops thereby leading to Washington’s surrender (Alfred,2004). In 1755, General Edward Braddock led his troop to attack the annexed Frenchterritory, Fort Duquesne, in the company of George Washington but they were defeated,and Edward Braddock succumbed to the war injuries. However, the war continued till1763 with the signing of the Treaty of Paris and Britain winning over its French rival

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