In the early English colonial days of the 1600s to early 1700s, Britain largely left its colonies to their own bidding, giving them decades of salutary neglect. Very few regulations were put into place, and those that were generally weren’t enforced. In these years the American people enjoyed a happy imperial relationship without any of the accompanying restrictions, and had a positive view of Britain. This remained so until the French and Indian War of 1763, which severely altered the relationship between Britain and the New World. Over the course of the war, the colonies developed new political and ideological relations towards Britain. However the economic strain of the war was the largest pull on their relation, with Britain placing new taxation and regulations on the colonials to relieve Britain of its war debt.
The French and Indian war altered the political, economic, and ideological relations between Britain and the American colonies.
The French and Indian War was very momentous because it greatly expanded the English’s territorial claims it had owned, meaning more control over the colonies than it had before. It diminished the English’s wealth it had accumulated due to the heavy taxation on American colonies, creating a debt the English owed to pay for the war. All of this would lead to factors that would influence the colonists to rebel against the English Crown and later on fully declare independence.
The French and Indian War was without a doubt one of the most influential wars in American History. Its conclusion meant many things for two of the world’s largest powerhouses, Britain and France. When the war came to an end in 1763, the Brits came out on top and the colonists were able to walk away with many new gains. These include more military confidence, expansion of territory, markets, and trading area, somewhat more unification of the people, and the demand for equal rights as Englishmen. The increased military confidence is highly significant because it encourages the colonists to later go after their own independence by fighting against their mother country (which is also the world’s largest powerhouse). The unification of the colonists
In 1492, the discovery of the Americas became a major milestone in history as it instantly affected various economic systems and political relationships in Western European countries. Global trading and colonization resulted in the rising dominance of Western European countries during the time period. The development of naval equipment and forces skyrocketed because of its crucial importance in the race for colonization. In the midst of the 1700’s, Britain and many other Western European countries have established a controlling dominance around the globe through a widespread colonization of the Americas. As more and more colonies were being chartered, European countries began to compete with each other for territory. One such conflict was the French and Indian War.
What was the Iroquois Confederacy, you ask? The Iroquois Confederacy was a remarkable fact in history. It was composed of six large families, each having the dignified title of a nation. These nations were named respectively, Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas Senecas, and later the Tuscarora. They had formed a strong alliance in which each nation pledged to protect the others. This alliance made the Iroquois very powerful. It protected them from outside enemies but ensured them of internal peace. The Iroquois Confederacy had a great impact in the war of the French and Indian war. The Seven Years' War (called the French and Indian War in the colonies) lasted from 1756 to 1763, forming a chapter in the imperial struggle between Britain and France called the Second Hundred Years' War. In the early 1750s, France's expansion into the Ohio River valley repeatedly brought it into conflict with the claims of the British colonies, especially Virginia. When Robert Dinwiddie, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, learned that the French had build more forts, he sent out a small party under the command of a young George Washington to deliver a letter of protest to French officials, demanding that they leave the region. The mission was a failure, because the French summarily refused to vacate the area. In 1754, Governor Dinwiddie sought but failed to go get help from the other colonies, because he felt that this was a threat to the safety of the colonies and a barrier to western expansion. To counter this threat, he sent a second expedition to attack a fort, again under the command of George Washington. On May 28, they advanced on the fort, ambushed a French scouting party, and took a number of captives. The colonial forces constructed Fort Nece...
After the Seven Years War, Britain emerged victorious with a new sense of superiority and dominance. Some colonists, however, appeared frustrated with the policies and laws that followed the war. For instance, the Proclamation of 1763 hit a sour note with the frontier settlers. The proclamation stated that “the trans-Appalachian region to be ‘Indian Country,’ reserved as a homeland for the Indian nations” (Faragher 141). Many settlers in West became enraged at the thought of giving up the lands which they fought for, bled for, and some even died for. The proclamation’s intention in the eyes of the British was to keep peace between the Native Americans and the colonists; while the colonists perceived this a denial of their rights earned through their duty in the war. Despite the outrage, the colonists of the backwoods appeared divided. Some colonists of the backwoods, as mentioned, argued that the land past the Appalachians indeed belonged to the...
The French and Indian War had cost the British lots of money.The war was fought in the American colonies. With Native Americans, the British won. They gained lots of land, that used to be controlled by the French. But they had borrowed a large amount of money to pay for the war, and they had many British troops left over from the war still in the colonies. Taking care of those troops was wasting lots of money for British.
The French and Indian War began in 1754. George Washington was sent to discourage the French from building more fortresses (Smith,2003). George Washington was born on his family’s plantation in a British colony of Virginia. He had no previous military experience what so ever but in December 1972, he was made commander of the Virginia militia. The French and Indian War’s outcome set the stage for the American Revolution by starting the process of colonial unification. Colonial unity played a major role in their rights to have freedom. Unity among all the American colonies during the French and Indian War, where the British and the American colonists fought the French and their Indian allies, was mandatory because a French victory in the New
A few political influence between the British and American relationships during the time of the French and Indian war was when the English took land from America in 1763 (Doc. A). Also, some other Indians and Chief Conassatego disliked the white people which were mainly Americans and he wanted more land and would team up with the Iroquis Confederacy (Doc. B). The acts of Indians like the Iroquis and Chief Conassatego showed the British how the Americans really were.