French and Indian War

Tuesday, 16 April, 1754 - Thursday, 10 February, 1763

During the so-called French and Indian War, the British America colonies battled the colonies of New France. Each was supported by their British and French military forces and by their Indian Nation allies. The French colonies had a population of some 60,000 settlers while the British colonists numbered some 2 million. The war became part of the Seven Year's War of 1756-63 and matters in North America were also settled under the Treaty of Paris that included France ceding French Canada and Acadia to the British.