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 French and Indian War altered the relations of the American Colonies and Britain through political, economic, and geographical issues. At the start of the French and Indian War the French owned a big majority of land but the during the war the French lost their land to the English. The Treaty of Paris in 1763 gave the English, the French land of North America (Doc A).
Multiple factors led to the start of the French and Indian War. A power struggle was already occurring, and Britain and France were already enemies. Colonists were aligned with their respective countries, and Native Americans were caught in the middle of European expansion. Natives were more apt to be allied with the French due to their trading economy, but both sides had Native American allies depending on the circumstances. 1 “To safeguard their lands west of the mountains, Native Americans played off one European power against another.”
Colonist fight for independence while the British passed many laws against them. The colonist took action because of their belief of the laws. The colonist resisted the British treatment towards them. The British treated colonist very poorly by passing the stamp act,also the coercive/intolerable act.
Writing Assignment #2 Question 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.
Taxes! After the French and Indian War, the British government needed money to pay for the cost of protecting the colonists from the French and Indians. The British government approved several taxes including the Stamp and Tea Acts to help pay for the costs of the war. The colonists were expected to pay these taxes.
For 10 years or so years, Great Britain experienced a deteriorating relationship with her 13 colonies in North America. The Revolutionary War was a direct cause of this poor relationship. There were many events that caused turmoil but there were several key events that turned the table. British Parliament, in 1765, adopted the Stamp Act, which levied taxes on paper for to generate higher revenue from the colonies. The colonies responded with the Stamp Act Congress who simply opposed this legislation.
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.
The Stamp Act was a British tax that came directly from the colonies and it was not popular. A stamp had to be put on all the printed material produced in the colonies, due to needing money to finance the empire and putting British troops in North America. The colonists did not want a British army staying in America and were upset that the Stamp Act was imposed without the consent of the colony. People were so unhappy that the Stamp Act led to a riot in 1765 which then opened the door to 50 years of protest and political unrest throughout the Western world. It sparked the fight for liberty (for which the colonists felt violated), and various battles to increase liberty throughout
The year 1754 saw the beginning of the French and Indian War in North America, which was an international conflict between the British Empire and The French Empire and its Native American allies (Schwartz, 1994, p.vii). The French and Indian War, or the Seven Years war in Europe, remains significant because it created an international redistribution of power and money that required European powers to shift focus away from their colonies. Scholars have argued that the French and Indian War is responsible for the exponential decline of the North American English colony’s dependence on the English government, and for creating the colonial stirrings for rebellion, causing the formation of the United States. It’s still important to study the French