Colonial Issues

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When the colonists had originally migrated to the New World, they were proud to be British. England treated issues in the Colonies as secondary issues, not as important as ones in England. The colonies had their own form of government for smaller issues. The French and Indian War lasted 9 years. The French retreated surrendering much of its North America Territory to the British. 1763 Treaty of Paris, British issued the Proclamation of 1763, Europeans would not migrate west past the Appalachian Mountains, colonists were upset and felt that Britain did not have the right to tell them where they could settle. The British Government imposed a tax on the colonies in attempt to recoup the cost of the war since the colonists were the ones who benefited from it. In 1764 the…show more content…
These acts included the Boston Port Act, Massachusetts Government Act, Administration of Justice Act, Quartering Act, and Quebec Act. The Quartering Act was most upsetting to the colonists. It stated the colonists were required to house and feed the British Soldiers. The colonists were afraid to have British soldiers in their home because of the Boston Massacre. As a response to the intolerable acts, the First Continental Congress was born. It was not created in an attempt to sever ties with England. This was made up of 55 delegates from 12 of the 13 colonies. Georgia did not participate. They created and sent the Declaration of Rights and Grievances to King George. There were battles at both Lexington and Concord between the British troops and the minutemen. British won in Lexington but the colonist minutemen won in Concord. The Continental Congress gathered again and attempted to make peace by sending the Olive Branch Petition to King George III which was unsuccessful. The King declared that they would die for defying him. The colonies united and declared their independence from Britain. This started the American
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