Compare And Contrast The French And Indian War

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The french and indian war, fought between Britain and France during the years 1754-1763, was a response to debate over the Ohio River Valley between the two countries, won by the British in 1763. The effects of the war, rather than improve relations between the colonies and their mother country, worsened them. The conclusion of the french and indian war strained british and colonial relations due to issues of land acquisition such as the proclamation of 1763 and the Quebec act, political changes such as the end of salutary neglect and trivialization of existing colonial government, and economic burdens stemming from mercantilism and heavy taxes placed on the colonies that eventually led to the American revolution. When the Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War, it granted Britain the territory of the Ohio River Valley. The treaty more …show more content…
Following the end of salutary neglect, Parliament passed many acts such as the Stamp Act, the Quartering Acts, and the Quebec Act to exert more control over the colonies. This, as well as the refusal of Britain to acknowledge their currently established government, such as the Stamp Act Congress and the First Continental Congress, changed their relationship for the worst. In direct response to the First Continental Congress, the King sent troops to Massachusetts and so began the American Revolution. The economic burdens placed on the colonies shortly after the conclusion of the French and Indian war were the most detrimental factors in their relationship. The war was expensive, extremely expensive, and put the British under a large amount of debt. So the British government, more specifically The White Whig Party, felt that since the war was fought on American soil, the colonies should pay for the debts and decided the answer was to tax the

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