War Between France And Britain Essay

1425 Words Aug 19th, 2015 6 Pages
America. Created in a time of need, America began, to the European eyes, a new and dangerous place. The New World was indeed perilous to the numerous colonists who settled there, but it offered great potential for success. At the beginning, the majority of the settlers perished in the unfamiliar landscape filled with unfamiliar threats. For several settlers, the risks would eventually pay off. As their survival became less uncertain, the American colonies lived fairly autonomous lives. Many British settlers sought the New World as a land of freedom, where they could govern themselves instead of suffer under the religion of the King. This autonomy disappeared after the war between France and Britain, known in America as the French and Indian War. The costs of war drove Britain into debt, and it began to take notice of its colonies as a source for potential income. They began to tax the colonists, but would not grant them any official representation. The tyranny led to a formal Declaration of Independence issued by the colonies, and a war to formally defend this claimed independence broke out.

The creation of the American nation was not lightly made. It was not a rallying cry of some perceived injustice meant to gain attention through a revolt. In the Declaration of Independence, our founders declared:
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind…

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