Talk:French and Indian War
The French and Indian War was the part of the Seven Years War fought on the North American continent between the British and the French colonists using the Indians (native Americans) as allies.Needleman 11:24, 18 August 2007 (EDT)
- which was really the "war of austrian succession." or "spanish succession" i forget which. something to do with those crazy hapsburgs...Jros83 20:56, 7 September 2008 (EDT)
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I do not agree with part of the article that calls them Americans for fighting over a common foe, when in reality the colonists were British.
The identity of American did not emerge until well after the American Revolution. At that point, they were still British and swore allegiance to the crown. However the patronizing attitudes of Britain towards them, alienated the colonists and thus began the American Revolution to free us from Great Britain.
I disagree with the Americans parts because they were not Americans, but British citizens fighting for the crown against France, like any other British citizen would.
20:04, 30 January 2013 (EST)
The war also increased a sense of American unity. It brought men from different colonies together for the first time. British officers trained American ones (most notably George Washington). Legislatures and officials of the American coloniesBold text had to cooperate intensively, for the first time, in pursuit of the continent-wide military effort.
They weren't American colonies because America as a nation did not exist yet and once more, they were BRITISH colonies because they were owned part and parcel by Great Britain and administered by them, so calling them "American colonies" is technically incorrect because they were not American colonies!
With France gone, the Americans no longer needed the protection of the British.
This part is not true, because there were still problems with the Indians and the Spanish and Dutch to contend with and they need British troops to protect them from FUTURE SPANISH OR FRENCH attacks and once more, the Indians were still a major threat to their colonization of the New World.