In 1756 the French and Indian War began. At this time European nations were exploring and taking over the new world. Spain controlled South America while Britain and France dominated North America. Britain and France were fighting over land and trade. Britain wanted to expand the colonies so the colonies would produce more raw materials and buy more finished goods from Britain. After the war Britain wanted to be more involved in the colonies. They felt more of a British presence was needed but the colonist thought the opposite. Colonist did not want British soldiers, tax collectors and law enforces controlling their towns, they did not want British laws telling them what to do. The French and Indian War changed the relations between Britain
The English colonies had one of the greatest impact on America. They wanted to practice mercantilism, spread their religious beliefs, and
The English colonized North America for several different economic reasons. Basically, they found goods that had a market in Europe. The English that settled New England found timber that was great for building ships. The English that settled the middle colonies of New York and Pennsylvania found good farmland that was great for growing food that could be sold in Europe. Finally, the English that colonized the southern colonies found that area was good for growing cash crops like tobacco. Colonists from England like the Puritans wanted to escape persecution they were experiencing in England. The Puritans settled in New England and attempted to create a religious utopia where everyone would live by Puritan rules based on the
The chapters of our textbook, America: A Narrative History, written by George Brown Tindall and David Emory Shi, takes us on a historical yet comparative journey of the road to war and what caused the American Revolution, an insight into the war itself, and a perception to what life was like in America after the war was over. The essays of the book, America Compared: American History in International Perspective, collected by Carl J. Guarneri gives us a global context and a comparison between the North and South Americas in the dividing issues of labor, slavery, taxes, politics, economy, liberty, and equality.
The European countries founded colonies in the Americas because they could buy cheap resources from their colonies, the colonies would serve as captive markets, and they could collect taxes from the colonists. Colonies were only allowed to trade resources with their mother country and their mother country wanted to buy resources as cheaply as possible. This meant that the colonists had to sell resources to their mother country at low prices even if they could sell their resources for more elsewhere. After buying resources from their colonies, the mother country would make refined goods to sell back to their colonies at a high price with a large profit. The colony would have to buy the goods from their mother country because they could not buy from anyone else, thus creating captive markets. Lastly, the mother country could collect taxes from the colonists to make money because they did not have to provide anything to the colonists. For example, England taxed its colonies but it did not have to provide anything to them, such as representation in government.
On October 12, 1492 three months into his journey to find India, Christopher Columbus traveled upon an already discovered land in the caribbean. Three Spanish ships with 87 men aboard landed in a place they referred to as "The New World." This was just the beginning of how America became the country it is today. Along with this new land came new discoveries, such as exotic plants and animals that were shipped back to Spain. Unlike Europe, this "New World" domesticated corn, chili, pumpkins, tomatoes, and potatoes. In the 17th century a new wave of people headed to the Americas in search of opportunity, and in some cases, religious freedom. Among the nations that wanted to lay claim upon the New World, England settled and claimed what is today
The American Revolution was not avoidable because of British policies that were unfair to colonists. An example is the Proclamation of 1763 which prohibited colonists from moving west of the Appalachian Mountains. This policy limited opportunity for colonists. Another issue that angered colonists was the increase of taxation without representation.The colonists reaction to these policies were protests, boycotts, and harassing tax collectors.
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 American Revolution was one of the most important wars that was fought in the history of the United States. The Patriots and the British had two different views on how things should be run in America. Many people have different opinions on why, where and how the war was started. There were a few key battles that helped to influence the outcome of the war. The outcome of the American Revolutionary War influenced the United States way of Freedom and the way the American people live today.
The American Revolution was the first war in America 's history. It was caused by many events such as the French and Indian War, the Intolerable Acts, and the king’s oppressive rules. However, the main factors that caused this war were, taxation, not being allowed to have representation in Parliament and being denied their rights.
The French and Indian war (1754-63) resulted in political, economic and ideological relations between British and its American colonies.
The colonist didn’t like the laws the British made so they did many disastrous things the British didn’t like so as things kept getting worse it led to the American Revolution.
It started during the French and Indian war, this war had three phases. The first phases was when the english colonist had to fight alone to defend themselves against the raids. This caused many English settlers that were along the frontier to leave and go to the east of the mountains to escape all of the madness that was going on around them in 1755. During the second phase the colonist were forced to enroll into the war by the British. They also had to provide housing for British troops, and the British would take supplies from local farmers, and tradesmen without their consent. The third phase was a little better for the colonist because, the British did agree to repay the colonists for all of the stuff that was taken by the army, and control over recruitment to colonial assemblies was returned to them. Even though Britain did pay them back for all of the stuff, it was not right for them to just take whatever they needed from the colonist. This war had costs Britain tons of money which increased their debt, and also increased British bitterness towards the americans. They were mad at the colonist because they thought that they did not give enough to contribute to Britain for the
The British had many different ways of trying to establish control over the colonies in the 17th and 18th centuries. Out of the 13 colonies, only Georgia was planted by the British parliament. The other colonies were started by companies, land speculators, religions, and more. The British were now in serious debt after the Seven Year’s War, or the French and Indian War, ended. This French and Indian war involved the British trying to gain the Ohio Valley. After using resources and assets, the British tried to regain control over the colonies by using an idea called mercantilism. This established that a countries wealth is determined by its gold and silver. This set forth that a country must become wealthy by increasing exported goods. This
As England’s presence in North America began to move southward along the coast, Spain’s presence in Florida became a more pressing concern. Georgia was colonized to become a buffer between the English colonies to the north and Spanish Florida to the south. England intended to compete with Spain for native trade and for land. The English used the natives against each other for control of land. They used competing tribes to capture each other to sell as slaves to the northern colonies. In this way, the English were able to conquer more tribal lands with less manpower than the Spanish. This practice was very common in the Carolinas and eventually made its way to Georgia and Florida. As the natives used goods, guns, and rum from the English to