Seven Year's War Effects

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During the 1750 's only few of the American colonists objected to their membership torwards the British Empire. The British provided the colonist with benefits such as political stability, protection, and the freedom to trade and commerce. However, the after effects of the Seven Year 's War caused certain tensions between the colonist and the British empire that worsened the relationship between the two over the entire 1760s to the mid-1770s. At that time, it seemed to many American colonist that the split between Britain was inevitable. In a last minute attempt, delegates from each colony, called the Second Continental Congress, proposed an appeal to the British King George III called the Olive Branch Petition which tried to assert the rights …show more content…
North America was split between the French and English with not much conflict. Overtime, the English and British had started to become irritated by each other due to religious and commercial tensions. The British wanted to expand into the land west of the original thirteen colonies. The problem was that this land was in control by the French. The British wanted this land because they wanted to colonize this land so that there could be more trade and profit for the British Empire. This resulted in fighting which was called the Seven Years War, which began in 1756. The first thing that the colonist had started to get angry torwards was the fact that the British were starting to recruit colonist to fight for their war. In 1757, William Pitt, the English Secretary of state "began to transform the war effort in America" and "British commanders began forcibly enlist colonist...officers began to seize supplies and equipment from local farmers and tradesmen" (text, pg 103). The British angered many colonists by not respecting them and just rummaging and forcing colonist to give up their time and equipment to fight for Britain 's own gain. The French eventually surrendered and the British gained a great majority of land that the French possessed in Canada and east of the Mississippi …show more content…
The Tea Act passed in 1773 and it basically regulated the colonies from getting tea from any other company other than the East India Company. It let the British hold a monopoly over tea and many colonists were mad because they saw it as the British controlling what they have to buy (text, pg 118). What made this act stand out was the unification of all the colonist willing to protest. There was a widespread boycott of buying this tea that affected large segments of the population. The most significant consequence of the Tea Act was the Boston Tea Party, in which local Patriots went aboard three British ships full of Tea and "broke open the tea chests, and heaved them into the harbor" causing a huge loss of profit (text, pg 119). British rulers believed that the colonist would have to pay back the cost of all the damaged goods, but the colonist refused to accept such a punishment. Respect and trust from both sides started to diminish and it wasn 't looking good for a utilitarian compromise from the

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