7 Years War Analysis

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For thousands of years Great Britain was a powerful nation and couldn’t be beat so how did thirteen small colonies manage to defeat them? Great Britain obtained 13 flourishing colonies in North America and in order to keep these colonies they had to battle against France and Native Americans in the Seven Years War. In result of the Seven Years War Great Britain was in massive debt with British and Dutch bankers ( ) and as a way to repay their debts the Parliament decided to raise taxes, especially high in their Northern American colonies. In effect of the taxation the American people began to itch and become bothersome. Instead of fixing the situation the British passed the Intolerable Acts which was the final straw to begin the revolution.…show more content…
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In attempt to protest the colonists made the situation worse, in 1774 the Parliament passed the Intolerable Acts. The act consisted of various rules; the closing of Boston Harbor, the Quartering act, and Boston was to be put under martial law (). The outcome was negative, many colonists felt that the law violated their natural rights as if they had no voice. The Intolerable Acts violated the people's privacy by the quartering act, colonist were forced to take care of troops in their own home. () Shutting down Boston Harbor hurt many tea companies and in order to reopen it, the colonists had to repay the damage, which was almost impossible. The results of the unfair laws and acts lead to the thoughts and fight for independence for the
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