Sep 27th, 2014
The French and the Indian war also known as the seven years’ war (1754-63) altered the political, economic and ideological relations between Britain and its American colonies. In the beginning the opposing sides were French and the Native Americans vs. British and the colonists. Certain boundaries were crossed and I’m not just talking about land. Promises were made to be broken, new laws were established along with new alliances. It all started when England’s biggest rival France, settled along the Ohio River Valley area. France then went on to claim the entire Mississippi River Valley for King Louis XIV, later became New France. Britain and England had conflict that was building ever since 1689 in America.
One way The French and Indian War altered the political relations between Britain and its American colonies were when The British promised land to the colonist. If they helped them fight against France and the Native Americans they would receive land in North America. When they had won the war between the French and Native Americans the British established the proclamation of 1763 which banned all settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains and forbade private citizens and colonial governments to buy land from or make agreements with the Natives. This made the colonists furious because they went against their word, revenge would be coming shortly. From 1774 to 1789, the continental congress served for the thirteen colonies. Not only did they forbid them from having more land they taxed the colonists on stamped paper, tea and other manufactured goods this was known as the Stamp Act. This was the first internal tax made by the parliament on the colonists.
Winning the war was costly for England, England then took it too far by enforcing stricter and stricter policies trying to take more profits out of the colonies, this was an economic conflict... The Townshend Act declared...
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