The French and Indian War was a war from 1754 to 1763 between the Kingdom of Great Britain and France in North America. The war extended to the world as part of the Seven Years War. It officially came to a close with the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and North America territories were divided to United Kingdom. Spain ceded Florida to the United Kingdom. France ceded Louisiana to the east of Mississippi River to the United Kingdom as compensation. The war was a turning point of French forces in North America, which confirmed British controlled the half eastern part of North America. The French and Indian war was the favorable to Britain, which balance the power of occupied lands in North America.
The French and Indian War was important to the American Revolution because the debt from the war was the reason that Parliament started taxing the colonists. Also, the French and Indian War made Britain very weak, making the colonists’ actions work a whole lot better. Since France was not happy with the outcome of their war with Britain this was a main reasons for France’s interest in helping the now Americans throughout the Revolutionary War, which was very important to the colonies’ victory.
The French and Indian war, also called the Seven Years war, was viewed on a world wide screen. The war was fought between the British, the French, the Native American allies, and the colonists. Prior to the war, mostly everything east of the Mississippi River was claimed by either the French or British. The French and Indian war vastly influenced and altered the political, economic, and ideological relations between Britain and its colonies by imposing taxes and regulations unfairly towards the colonies. Which caused the colonists to change their ideology from toleration to resentment toward Britain. Politically, the war caused certain limitations towards the colonists from the British empire. Economically, the British passed acts that imposed
The French and Indian War, or the Seven Years War, began in 1754, as a result of conflict over territory and trade in North America. As both countries conquered the new land, letting their civilians settle there as colonists with the sole purpose of providing money for their homeland, they encountered the Ohio Valley; land that was assured to contribute to each of their imperialist motives. During the war where French troops allied with the native Americans against Britain, the laws given to the British colonies were left unmonitored, and the colonists evaded the strict taxation and rules against trading with other countries. However, when the war ended in 1763, resulting in a British victory, Britain was left a multitude of problems. This included the great national debt of approximately 122 million British pounds. Thus, they began to focus on how the colonists would contribute to pay off that debt. By
Ray Owen, of Prairie Island Indian Community, 2010 Mni Sota, states that according to the oral histories of many of those who live in Minnesota, these areas have been Dakota homeland for thousands of years. "Even today, you live in the United States of Dakota. All of this is Dakota Territory." (1)
The French and Indian war was a huge influence in the American Revolution. The War caused the huge debt for the British and to help cover that debt the British began taxes on the colonist. The French and Indian War was just the top of the iceberg. It was also a commutation of the Sugar Act which imposed a tax on imported goods on textiles, coffee, wine, sugar and molasses. Then the Currency Act was enacted the prohibited the colonist to print their own money. There was also the Stamp Act and there was also the Tea Taxation which led to the Boston Tea Party. I believe the finale tipping point was the Coercive Acts that the King enacted to punish Boston. The King believed that he was making an example of Boston but what it did was unite the thirteen colonies.
Historically, it is believed that the causes of large scale events and wars are often rooted in the outcomes of previous conflicts. The American Revolution, one of the largest most historically significant events of all time, was caused by a multitude of events. Specifically, many of the causes were in fact the results of past conflicts and ongoing tension, such as the French and Indian War and British taxation acts. Contrary to popular belief, the impact of American Revolution was not solely confined to the colonies and the British crown. Aside from leading to American independence, the American Revolution was a part of a larger global conflict, involving issues between Great Britain, France, and other foreign nations. Overall, the outcome
The Treaty of Paris was signed after the Seven Years War, this not only granted more land to England and Spain, but It also helped established boundaries. As a result, France gave Canada to the British, Britain received the sugar hill islands and the British received land east of the Mississippi River. In return Spain gave Florida to Britain and they returned the philipinees and Cuba back to Spain. New world possessions play a pivotal role because after The Seven Years War balance was shifted and ties were severed between the British and Native Americans. Tensions were running high and they ultimately resulted in a rebellion. The war also finically crippled France for years. This document suggested heavily that trade and owning land with bountiful resources was essential not only that but something that the Europeans not only desired but understood greatly.
The French and Indian War impacted the American Revolution in many ways. Britain incurred a large debt from the cost of the war and the taxes that they imposed on the colonists created feelings of anger and rebellion that led to the revolution. As a result of the French and Indian war, the British were not at full strength which allowed the actions of the colonists to be more effective. Because of the outcome of the war, France was willing to help the colonists. Without the much needed help from the French the colonist may have never won the war.
In the article by Anthony F. C. Wallace, “The Hunger for Indian Land in Andrew Jackson’s America,” the reasons for America's need for Indian land is discussed. The purpose of this article is to explain the Indian removal that occurred under Andrew Jackson’s presidency. The thesis of this essay states that Americans kicked the Natives off of their land to fulfill a selfish desire to expand the cotton industry.
After years of being controlled by the French, the thirteen American colonies thought that the Seven Years War would be their salvation. While the British did defeat the French and gain the territories in the colonies, it was not the answer the colonists were looking for. The British gained complete control over the colonies. The colonies were tired of being restrained and saw a new destiny for themselves: freedom. The results of the Seven Years War were united colonies and a drive for independence.
Throughout the seventeenth century, conflict between Europeans and Native Americans was rampant and constant. As more and more Europeans migrated to America, violence became increasingly consistent. This seemingly institutionalized pattern of conflict begs a question: Was conflict between Europeans and Native Americans inevitable? Kevin Kenny and Cynthia J. Van Zandt take opposing sides on the issue. Kevin Kenny asserts that William Penn’s vision for cordial relations with local Native Americans was destined for failure due to European colonists’ demands for privately owned land. On the other hand, Cynthia J. Van Zandt argues that despite military disputes among the two bodies, trade alliances between the groups continued. Van Zandt further claimed that relational failure stemmed from conflict among various Europeans nations advocating for dominance over the New World. The overarching purpose of the argument is to determine
The French and Indian War can be argued to have the most effect on altering the relations between Britain and the Colonies. The relationship between these two power houses began very subtle, as England followed through with a policy of salutary neglect toward the Colonies. The consequence of the war caused the Political and the Economic state of Britain to changed dramatically, causing them to act differently towards the Colonies. This made the Ideologies of the colonies change greatly.
In this speech, given by William Pitt on the Excise Bill, at House of Commons on March 1763, he really wanted to claim for the rights of the poorest, colonists, patriots and quakers of America against the King George II. “The poorest man” symbolizes the colonists. “his cottage” means their rights and “the rain; storm; wind” are referring to the injustice they lived in. because of the king of England. This quote shows how the settlers have to support high taxes and tyrannies laws. As Prime Minister, William Pitt was behind the British victory in the French and Indian War and addition of Canada,. but he was opposed the king’s oppressive policies ( like Stamp Act) against the colonies which is why he was fired. The colonists saw him as a Champion of america 's liberty who fighted for their rights and justice from england where they couldn’t be heard.