Relationship Between The French And Indian War Essay

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The thirteen colonies, which included: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia, formed Colonial America. The colonies were under the control of Great Britain but they started to rebel around 1754, causing their relationship to strain. From 1754 to 1783 the colonies started to unite, which was caused by The French and Indian War, The Road to the Revolution, and the The American Revolution.
The French and Indian War started in 1754. The colonies and Great Britain were fighting on the same side of this war, but tensions had risen between the two. The British clarified that they preferred having British soldiers leading armed conflict but the colonists offered to make their own armies and defend themselves. The refusal to allow them to fight for themselves, for their own land had upset and insulted them, making “them feel as though they were not wholly Englishmen and equal citizens of the British Empire.” (Relationship Between the Colonies and the Government in England in the 1700s) When the war ended in 1763, the colonies were relieved because the French had to give up their land in the west, which the colonist were eager to move into. Their plan to expand was shot down by the British Proclamation of 1763, banning the settlement pass the Appalachian Mountains causing settlers to give up any land already settled upon in that area. The British…

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