France’s expansion into the Ohio River Valley in the 1750s brought repeated conflict with the claims of the British colonies, eventually leading to the French & Indian War. The battle at Fort Necessity in the summer of 1754 was the opening action of this clash among British, French, and American Indian cultures. Over nine years, battles between the British and French and their American allies took place across the northeastern US and eastern Canada. Explore stories of the French and Indian War.
Last updated: February 5, 2019