War with European Nations

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Throughout the wars that the North American people have experienced, there has always been an underlying theme that in one way or the other acted as the cause of the wars. From the French and Indian War of 1754 to 1763 to the American Revolution of 1775 to 1783 and the War of 1812, it is evident that the underlying cause was one party being dissatisfied in one way or the other (Black, 2012). The dissatisfaction took many forms from the want of more American territory to refusing to obey some oppressive rules set by the colonial masters (Britannica Educational Publishing, 2009).
The French and Indian War, also referred to as the Seven Years’ War, was a part of supremacy wars fought between Great Britain and France. In this, it is noted that both the French and the Britons were dissatisfied with whatever territory of the North American continent they had already acquired. Each of these countries aimed to expand their spheres of influence. The French had thus built several forts in the disputed Ohio River Valley to strengthen their position. The British, led by Colonel George Washington, tried to expel the French from this area in the year 1754 only to be outnumbered and defeated by the Frenchmen (Black, 2012). The effects of the war were that, having eventually gone full-scale, France lost most of its influence in the New World. This includes Canada as a whole. Napoleon lost that last bit of the New World when he sold the Louisiana Territory to United States on April 30, 1803 (Brinkley, 2014). France also lost most of India to Great Britain. Another result of the war was the Stamp Act of 1765 in attempt to recoup the losses incurred in the war (Britannica Educational Publishing, 2009).
The American Revolution also stemmed from the...

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.... This was common among the War Hawks from the south and west of America (Britannica Educational Publishing, 2009). Jefferson did not believe in this but his ideas were summarily nationalist. The effect of this war was the Treaty of Ghent which officially ended the war between Britain and America. Following this treaty, manufacturing in the United States tremendously increased and America’s position as a neutral country was respected by the other nations of the world.

Works Cited

Britannica Educational Publishing. (2009). The American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812: People, Politics, and Power. New York: Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated.
Black, J. (2012). The War of 1812 in the Age of Napoleon. Chicago: University of Oklahoma Press.
Brinkley, A. (2014). The unfinished nation: a concise history of the American people (7th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

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