How Do Wars Affect The Social World

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All wars cause effects on the world which must be accepted, whether they are virtuous or wicked. Some effects can change the social world and the economy. The United States, while under British rule, clashed with the French while the rest of the world prospered. The colonies forced the French out of North America, and in return the British devastated their lives. The devastation created distrust and frequent uprisings between the colonists and the British, thus inspiring the creation of the United States from under another country’s shadow. During the age of exploration, land was discovered by the biggest and most powerful countries. They envied each other, some more than others, and vied for land. When the Americas were discovered …show more content…
The British would eventually win over the French and ultimately take their land and displace the Indians who helped the French. As most know, all wars will have a cost. Whether it is money or lives, someone must pay. The French and Indian War caused a spike in British debt, from seventy-five million pounds to almost one-hundred and thirty three million pounds. The British crown blamed this on the colonists, since the colonists were over in the Americas. They set up the Proclamation of 1763 which prohibited the westward movement of colonists past the Appalachian Mountains. Since the war started over westward expansion the colonists were not necessarily fond of this. The colonists didn’t like this because the colonies were becoming crowded. New laws were established in order for the colonies to pay off the war debt that had accumulated throughout the war. The unrest would soon follow since the colonists really had no say in parliament over the taxes and on the proclamation. Britain really did not care what the colonists were saying, they were enraged and had to find the only people who could take all their anger and be unable to do anything about it. So Britain decided to send over the fondly looked at Sugar and Stamp Acts which put taxes on official documents and their stamps that are used every day, as well as change the price of sugar which would decrease the amount of smuggling …show more content…
The American Revolution began after the battle of Lexington and Concord which was a location where the Minutemen, or the colonial militia who fought off enemy forces in order to protect the colonies, were located along with their stockpile of supplies. In Lexington and Concord, the minutemen were warned of an oncoming force of 900 British men. They arrived in an open field, a shot was fired and its origin is unknown. It became known as the shot heard around the war. The British opened fire on the minutemen who were told to not fire unless fired upon. We fought, and we fought well. We became more organized and threatened the enemy forces more and more as we received help from other countries. The forces under colonial rule, also known as the continental army, adapted their tactics in order to engage in guerrilla warfare where you advance, attack, and retreat until the enemy runs away or is decimated. The British on the other hand fought formal tactics where they stand in lines and fight, this was also known as gentlemen’s warfare. The British were threatened by these tactics and fought hard. Our Continental Congress strived for peace to return everything to normal with the Olive Branch Petition, but the King had other plans. The second Continental congress threw together the Declaration of Independence, which was a letter to the crown, stating that the colonies are searching for independence from the

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