The "French and Indian Wars" were imperial wars between Britain and France, with the French making up for their small colonial population base by enlisting Indian war parties as allies.The series of large wars spilling over from European wars ended in a complete victory for the British in the worldwide Seven Years' War.
They created a dense rural settlement in upstate New York, but they did not push westward.
Areas in the north that were in the frontier stage by 1700 generally had poor transportation facilities, so the opportunity for commercial agriculture was low.
Few artisans settled on the frontier except for those who practiced a trade to supplement their primary occupation of farming.
There might be a storekeeper, a minister, and perhaps a doctor; and there were a number of landless laborers. In the South, frontier areas that lacked transportation, such as the Appalachian Mountain region, remained based on subsistence farming and resembled the egalitarianism of their northern counterparts, although they had a larger upper-class of slaveowners. However frontier areas of 1700 that had good river connections were increasingly transformed into plantation agriculture.
In the peace treaty of 1763, France lost practically everything, as the lands west of the Mississippi river, in addition to Florida and New Orleans, went to Spain.
Otherwise lands east of the Mississippi River and what is now Canada went to Britain.The American frontier comprises the geography, history, folklore, and cultural expression of life in the forward wave of American expansion that began with English colonial settlements in the early 17th century and ended with the admission of the last mainland territories as states in 1912."Frontier" refers to a contrasting region at the edge of a European-American line of settlement.French settlement was limited to a few very small villages such as Kaskaskia, Illinois as well as a larger settlement around New Orleans.Likewise, the Dutch set up fur trading posts in the Hudson River valley, followed by large grants of land to rich landowning patroons who brought in tenant farmers who created compact, permanent villages. It is so funny because years ago a CIA guy came down to the Actors Theater in Louisville, Kentucky. And so here I am twenty-something years later, thinking: "Oh, no.