The Great War for Empire
Lecture no. 9 from the course: A History of the United States, 2nd Edition
Taught by Professor Gary W. Gallagher and 2 others | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
By the mid-1700s, Britain and France were the two rivals for dominance of America. The war for empire, the French and Indian War, broke out in 1754, and at first went badly for England—but the British Empire had greater resources to draw on. The Treaty of Paris in 1763 forced the French to withdraw entirely from North America.