What New Challenges Did The British Government Face In North America After 1763 Case Study

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4. What new challenges did the British government face in North America after 1763? How did republican ideology inform the colonists' view of their relationship to Britain?
After 1763, British government began to face new challenges in North America; the challenges could be split into two categories: finance and control. British’s immense empire began to face threat from its traditional enemies like France and Spain, whom also wanted lands in North America. Other than its European enemies, British began to have problems dealing with how to govern its large empire in North American. While Britain was trying to figure out a solution to govern its empire, Britain started to lose control of the Native Americans. The challenge of control led to
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The French and Indian war certainly did lead to the expansion of the British empire, however, Britain was heavily in debt because of it. In order to deal with its debt, British established a series of acts, hoping to help address Britain’s debt. The acts included Sugar Act, which reduced the previous tax rate, so colonists were more willing to buy sugar; additionally, the Sugar Act attempted to restrain the smuggling of sugar. Other than the Sugar Act, Britain had also established the Stamp Act, which required all the legal documents in the American colonies to have a taxed stamp. The new laws Britain enacted faced strong resistance because it was obvious that the British were trying to directly tax the people.
The republican ideology made colonists become more aware of the way British were treating them. Colonists began to wanting to protect their liberties and thinking that British were taking away their colonial liberties, since colonists did not elect any of the representatives to the Parliament, whom established the acts regarding to taxes like the Stamp Act and Townshend Duty
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Some significant battles included the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the Battle of Bunker Hill Battle, and Battle of Saratoga. The Battle of Lexington and Concord happened in April 19, 1775; it was the first military conflict of the American Revolution. In the beginning, British army were sent out to capture Samuel Adam and John Hancock who were in Lexington, and to take away colonists’ stored weapons in Concord. However, the colonists were warned beforehand, so Sam Adams and John Hancock were able to get away from the British and colonists had time to hide their weapons. In the Battle of Lexington, British actually outnumbered the colonists. As the result, there were more deaths and casualties on the British’s side. What happened in the Battle of Concord was that it gave Americans confidence because they defeated the British troops in North Bridge. British realized that American military was rapidly growing, so they had decided to retreat first. The real significance of this battle was that British and Americans finally began to fight each

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