In 1754, a war between Britain and France with their Indian allies broke out in North America that came to be known as The French and Indian War. The war ended in 1763 with the Treaty with Paris where Britain acquired Spanish Florida and all remaining French North American land (Document A). Throughout the war and for some time after, the actions of the American Colonies’ Mother Country caused many colonists to feel some resentment towards them. The French and Indian War created tension between Great Britain and the American colonies politically through the expansion of borders, economically through extreme taxes, and ideologically as American colonists felt more distanced from Britain.
The expansion of the borders of the English territory through the treaty with Paris and expansion of British's power over colonists created a strain between Political relations with Great Britain. When France gave up their acquired land with the treaty in 1763, the British had full control over it. As British expanded their territory, they tended to claim more power over the colonies and treated the colonies as their own sole properties. It aroused antipathy among colonists toward the Britain. In substance, George Washington said in the letter to Robert Orme, "But, besides this and the laudable desire I may have to serve (with the best abilities) my King & Country, ...... To be plain, Sir, I wish earnestly to attain some knowledge of the Military Profession: ...... to serve under a Gentleman of General Braddock's abilities and experience." (Document C). They were oppressed by British and felt offensive to each other that they are not even allow to have own military. In all, the colonists felt as if they were “Englishmen born… debarred Englishmen’s liberty” and their Mother country was ruling over them without actual representation (Document D).
Great Britain and the American colonies economic relationship was as well strained as Indians sought advantages of their...
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