The French And Indian War Essay

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The French and Indian War between Great Britain, France and Spain had a large impact on the colonial-Britain relationship. The Treaty of Paris (1763) ended the war leaving Great Britain with new territory to expand their claims. Moreover, the expenses of the war left them with an immense amount of debt. In relation to the colonies the effect of the French and Indian War was damaging. Great Britain mistreated the colonies by heavily taxing them and imposing unfair acts in order to relieve their expenses and tighten their control on the colonies. Great Britain became land hungry and wanted to reassert control in the colonies, without fulfilling the promise of sharing the new found land. In the aftermath of The French and Indian war Great Britain reasserted control over the colonies. The colonists responded through intensifying protests and rebellion, both of which caused their relationship to deteriorate, generating resentment and resulting in the Revolutionary War from 1754 to 1776.
British laws aimed to control and tax the colonies, began to alter the relationship between Great Britain and the colonies. The most immediate effect felt by the colonists was the Proclamation of 1763, issued by King George the Third, the goals were to establish governments for their new territories gained after the war, to encourage peace between the colonists and the remaining tribes and keep colonists confined to the coast. This infuriated the colonists who saw the vast new territory…

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