French Indian War Research Paper

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The French Indian War was one of the main reasons the British Empire fell into an economic crisis. Tensions between England and its Colonies in America started growing. Many taxes were put on the colonies along with restrictions which led to the colonists to rebel against the Empire. England needed to support the war in the New World by spending money for troops and supplies for 7 years. After the end of the war, England fell into a debt. The Empire needed to make money in some way to stabilize its economy. One way was putting taxes in the Colonies. In 1764, one year after the end of the war, England decided to put high taxes on sugar, molasses and wine. One of the main Acts England did to gain money was the Stamp Act in 1765. This was the…show more content…
Yet, they decided to not expand and create a border between the new land and the Colonies believing that it was unsafe due to the Native American tribes. The British Empire let the French expand south to the new conquered land. This move made the colonists not happy which made them start small rebel moves against the Empire. In 1765 General Gage requested addition troops in the Colonies for safety reasons. The Quartering Act was created. Colonists needed to house British Soldiers. In other words, the soldier became part of a colonists’ family. Many people felt pressured, terrified and hated the idea. The colonies were free to expand but England had another plan for them. The Tea Act also upset the colonists a lot. In 1773 when citizens of Boston dressed like Indians dumped 342 crates of tea in the Harbor of Boston which will later be known as the Boston Tea Party. Today it is estimated that the tea that was dumped cost about 1 million dollars. Due to that rebel act, England decided to close down the harbor and not let anyone or anything in or out of Boston as a punishment. Also England closed down the Colonial Assemblies so it can have full control. Many of these acts led to Colonist wanting to fight for their rights leading to the first idea of
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