Compare And Contrast The French And Indian War As A Turning Point

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England and the colonies held one of the closest bonds the world had ever seen, much like a mother to her child. It seemed like nothing could ever break the bond that the two shared. England was perfect for the colonies, letting them grow in whatever way they wished and virtually live independently. However, the French and Indian War marked a turning point in the utopian relationship, causing tension between England and her child economically, politically, and ideologically. Prior to the French and Indian War, the colonies were pretty self sufficient in the economic realm. They were able to trade with basically whoever they wanted to, participating lucratively in the Triangular Trade. With this, many merchants lined the coast of the Americas, patiently awaiting the incoming slaves from Africa or the goods from England, while greedily exporting their tobacco. Many established a life off of this competitive economic system, trying to soak up the finite wealth of the world. After the French and Indian War, which was a war fought for control of more land against the French, the English realized that they needed to tighten their strings in …show more content…

England, the previously loved mother country, turned into the evil step-mother, trying to act in ways the colonists did not believe was proper. Economically, England restricted trade and imposed taxes. Politically, England started to take over colonial governments, failing to give colonists the representation they wished to have. Ideologically, England no longer fit the society that the colonists newly envisioned; it may have even been the opposite. From all of these changes, tension grew between the two nations eventually culminating and tearing the two apart. The French and Indian War was a spark, which burned down the wire that eventually blew apart what the world believed to be the strongest

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