Tenth Amendment Center: The Struggle for American Independence: The French and Indian War
In this episode, I provide a brief summary of the beginnings and outcomes of the French and Indian War. In doing so, I illustrate the escapades of a young, then-unknown officer of the Virginia militia, George Washington, and his early role in the war’s outbreak. I conclude by speaking of the war’s financial ramifications. In many ways, it is important to have a basic grasp of this conflict to provide a true understanding of the coming clash between the American colonies and Britain.