French and Indian War

Barbara J. Feldman

The war between Great Britain and France that took place in North America from 1754 to 1763 is usually called The French and Indian War by Americans. It was a fight for control of land, and officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 when France gave all land east of the Mississippi River (except New Orleans) to Britain, Britain returned Cuba to Spain, and Spain surrendered Florida to Britain.