September 20, 2010
In the 1750’s, British and French representatives met in order to arrange progress due to territorial disputes, but the issue wasn’t solved because they both wanted control over the North American Region. Marquis Duquesne was made governor-general of New France with orders to take over the Ohio Valley, and get rid of the British who were in the area, which was done in 1752. ‘The following year, he had sent troops west of Pennsylvania where they built forts at Presque Island (Lake Erie) and on the Rivière aux Boeufs (Waterford). During the same time, Robert Dinwiddie, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, was giving land in the Ohio Valley to citizens of his colony which inevitably led to the French and Indian War.’...