The French and Indian War, which happened between 1754 and 1763 was a stepping-stone for what would become known as the Revolutionary War. The French and Indian War was originally a dispute over the Ohio River Valley. The French considered it their territory, where as the English considered it theirs. While it was a territorial dispute between the countries, the war took place in the colonies. The colonist fought bravely beside the British, whereas the Indians sided with the French. At the beginning all the countries wanted was to claim the Ohio River Valley as their own; however, the outcome of the war was very different. By fighting for that territory, the French sacrificed not only Quebec, but also all claim on land in the New World. The British might have won the war, but they also sacrificed their colonies in an unforeseen way. The treatment of the American colonist during The French and Indian War led to Economical, Political and Ideological changes that would alter the relationship between Britain and her American Colonies forever.
The American Revolution is often misinterpreted as being a dispute only between the white British men and the colonial American soldiers. Yet, it is clearly visible that colonial women, African American slaves, and Native Americans also took a part in the quest for American independence. During the war, African American slaves participated in the war in hopes of one day gaining freedom. The Natives Americans at the time tried to maintain a neutral stance, but failed to do so. It was impossible for them to remain out of the battle given the circumstances. Finally, colonial women gathered together and gathered money in order to help the war effort. The American Revolution shed the strength and effort of these three groups. As a result, it was not only a “white man’s battle.”
The British had control of the thirteen colonies for many years prior to the French and Indian War. After the war Britain took sole possession of the thirteen colonies. The French and Indian War had put Britain in debt so they began taxing the colonists. Britain also began to enforce laws made by the King of England. This led to the phrase "no taxation without representation". The colonists had no other choices but to try and settle their differences with Britain or attempt to break away.
the British government did the colonists certain properties to protect them from the Native Americans and taxing them because they should have had to contribute in the wars payment because the war was fought for their own safety. The American colonists were not justified in wanting independence from Britain because the British had protected them and were generous with the taxesthey had placed on
There were many causes that brought on the start of the American Revolution. A great deal of the civil unrest was brought on by the acts that followed the end of the French and Indian War. At the end of the war, most of which was fought on American soil, England had incurred a dept almost double that of when William Pitt took office. Because the war was fought for the colonists, much of England believed that that they should be the ones to recoup the great financial loss that England had suffered. The colonists disagreed, as they saw it the French and Indian War served to strengthen England’s hold in the colonies, and as British subjects they should not be held accountable, while those in Britain paid nothing.
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.
After the French and Indian War, also known as the 7 years war, King George began to tax the colonies ruthlessly. In addition to heavy taxes he forced many laws upon them that wouldn’t have been able to be passed in Great Britain. The colonies didn’t have any delegates in Parliament and had no say in these taxes or laws. Needless to say many colonists became pissed off.
There were many events that occurred prior to the American Revolution that were direct causes to the war. One main cause of the colonies standing up to Great Britain was taxation on the colonists. Following the French and Indian War, Britain’s national debt doubled. Parliament needed to raise money to pay for the debt and British
Being under the British rule, they were greedy and wanted taxes from colonies and colonists were charged with huge amounts of money because they were miles away in the ocean and did not have anyone to represent them in Parliament. The American colonists were not treated fairly or represented in the British Parliament and if they were, it would benefit them greatly. The colonists feel that the British had no right in making them pay for taxes for English Wars such as the French Indian War. They were fed up the British and felt they had every right to revolt against them.
Introduction Did you ever think history was just about boring people and boring events? If you did this essay may change your mind; history is more than boring there is everything from wars to tea parties! Maybe not the exact tea parties your thinking of, but it is still interesting. Why don’t you see for yourself and keep reading. You may change your mind.