September 22, 2014
U.S. History Homework
- How did the French Indian War alter the relationship between Great Britain and the American colonies?
The French and Indian war altered the relationship between Great Britain and the American colonies by political, economic, and ideological relations
The French and Indian war was basically a seven year war between England and the American colonies against the French, and some of the Indians in North America. They wanted the control of eastern North America. When the war ended, France had lost control of Canada, and the Indians had been defeated by the American colonists. It came to an end in 1763, with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. France gave up all of its holdings in North America, leaving Great Britain victorious.
After this certain war, the countries that colonized North America shifted. The English countries started to be more dominant, the political relationship between Britain and the American colonists lead to the proclamation of 1763. The proclamation was Britain’s idea so they could prevent further conflict. And this angered the colonists since they thought that their right to be free was being denied. There were other political changes that included Great Britain’s abandonment of their neglect policy. After the French and Indian war, England had been left with deep debt, and this caused them to strictly regulate trade, and impose taxes on commonly used trade items, which was very unfair to the American colonists. Great Britain’s relationship with the American colonies was that the colonies in America could sell certain goods to only England. In order to sell products to other countries, it had to be sent to England first to have a tax paid on them, and English ships had to be used for all trade. Because of all this sudden taxation it caused damage on the economic relationship between the colonists and their mother countries. Prior to the French and...
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