The French and Indian war was the spark of the rebellion for various causes and reasons. The French and Indian War was caused by the hostility and hatred the Native Americans and the American colonists had for each other. There had been various incidents where either group had attacked each other. The American colonists felt entitled to their new land and wanted it all to themselves, as a result the American colonists demanded the British to remove the Native Americans from their land. At the time the French wanted to gain control over the colonies so they took advantage of the situation and allied with the Native Americans.
This increased revenue for the British Government and served to increase the taxes paid by the colonists. The colonists believed they shouldn’t be paying their way. They needed to make money to pay off their debts from the British imports but weren’t allowed to be given paper currency due to the 1764 Currency Act. This made it harder for them to pay off their debt. Samuel Adams chimed in and opposed the efforts of the Parliament of Great Britain’s taxations on the colonies.
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.
There are many reasons why England’s colonies were found but I believe the colonies were founded because of different religious beliefs, lack of resources, and just expanding rule not only in England but in another territory. The first settlers from England left their homeland because of their different views on religion, so rather than being tried for different crimes in England they came to North America. America was also full of resources that England didn’t have due to the climate. These resources made thee English government to expand the country’s rule in other territories, so the country’s journeyman settled in different colonies along the eastern seaboard. The colonies had trouble growing crops at first, but they eventually got the
English colonists were trying to push west, further into the New World. In doing this they went into the Ohio Valley making the French upset because they had already set up trade there. This caused the French to build military strongholds, the biggest being in southwest Pennsylvania, trying to keep the English out. Colonists in Virginia decided to retaliate against the French.
They were tired of the homeland always controlling the ships that brought over goods and not being allowed to get anything else from other nations. By being under British control, the colonists had to rely on British merchants and British ships to carry the raw materials, which could go off in the time it took to transport. This was the beginning of illegal trade. Many of the colonies were located in Bermuda and the nearby islands, all of which were owned by different countries. Just by proximity, the islands had to trade with one another.
England used this system to benefit economically from the colonies. Salutary Neglect played a huge role in keeping the colonist in check using mercantilism as a way to show that they were obedient to the king and if they went against the rule of the king then that would be treason. The navigation acts were placed to prevent foreign trade to rival countries like France, and the Netherlands. They implemented this act to ensure that all shipping goes through British ports and are carried by British ships. This act made sure that the colonies were still under control of the British.
Britain had built up a great debt and the colonies were a financial burden to run, to try and resolve their problems the British instituted various measures
The mere location of the two societies was a factor that built up into much conflict, the colonies were so isolated and separated by an ocean which could be interpreted as them having different
The British colonies in the Chesapeake region and those of the New England region were both similar yet different in certain ways. One because both the colonist that settled there were looking for new opportunities. However, it was mostly second son aristocrats, which means the first born usually inherits the better half of the father’s riches. Their lives in England had either been mistreated or they were unable to flourish economically. Regardless of whether they were searching the land for expansive homesteads, religious freedom, or exchanging and merchant opportunities, the colonist in both regions were searching for another land in the New World.
There were many events that led to the rapid change in ideas that the Colonies were more British pre-revolutionary war. The want for more land played a big role between the English and the British colonies. With the arrival of the English to the Native Americans, the English main focus was to displace the Native Americans and take over their land. With an unstable economy, left it easy for English to take over the land, leaving it hard for Native Americans. Many new challenges for the Native Americans soon followed the arrival of the English.
The colonists endured many hardships from British rule, hoping the king would come to his senses and see the effect his rule has on the
What started as an irreconcilable situation between English wish for benefits from the