began with the conflict in the Ohio Valley
9yr war in N. America: French vs. British = French expulsion from N. America, as well as sparking beginning of 7-year war in Europe.
seven-year's war fought in : America, EU, West Indies, Philippines,. Africa, & the seven seas. --EU: Britain & Prussia vs. France, Spain, and Russia.
-French energies were concentrated in Europe so Americans didn't have as difficult of a task.
set stage for American revolution--attitudes btwn British & colonies sour (i.e. Quartering Act & British military snob attitude) & the tactics of Indian-style guerrilla warfare were adopted my American militia during the American Revolution. High taxes were collected by crown to repay war debts.