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    Edward E. Moore
Excerpt from book: CHAPTER V SAXON VERSUS GAUL The French and Indian War: Influences Leading to the Conflict. While the interesting events just narrated were taking place in the territory northwest of the Ohio, broader influences were at work here and elsewhere, which were to decide the fate of the continent. The English had settled the Atlantic coast, and a growing population was straining at the barriers for expansion westward beyond the mountains. The English settlements consisted of the thirteen colonies, which later fought for and won their political independence and became the original thirteen states of the American Union. The colonists were essentially home seekers and home builders. They settled in communities, acquired property interests, and became a homogeneous population, capable of acting together for a common or public interest. In this they enjoyed an overwhelming advantage over the French in the struggle for the great country both so ardently coveted. The French were less successful as colonizers, and less inclined to come in numbers from the mother country. Many of those who did come had little idea of forming permanent settlements and making their homes in the new world. They were hunters, traders, adventurers, and missionaries. They made friends with the Indians, partaking of their modes of life and even marrying among them. This explains the fact that in the strifes between the English and the French the latter generally had the help of the Indians. The French in Canada and in the Mississippi Valley. While the English held the Atlantic coast from Florida to Maine, the French, since about the year 1605, were in undisputed control of Canada. And from Canada their traders and missionaries had entered what is now the western and middle United States. Marquette and Joliet i...  
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  • PDF | 336 pages
  • Edward E. Moore
  • Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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