Seven Years War Effects

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Prior to the start of the Seven Years War, the colonies of the United States had experienced a permissive relationship with Great Britain due to the act of Salutary Neglect. However, after the war, England felt they could no longer have such uninvolved relations with the colonists and began instituting stricter policies over them. Consequently, the Seven Years War marked a great turning point in colonial relations with England, with changes such as the legislation which led to the increase of British control as well as anti-British sentiment in the colonies. But despite these changes, continuities such as loyalty to Britain still remained after the war.

At the end of the war, the Treaty Of Paris in 1763 ratified Britain’s uncontested control …show more content…

Prior to the Seven Years War, the rebellions that occurred in America were those of indentured servants and slaves. When these rebellions materialized, the colonists fought with England to bring them to an end. After the war, mass movements by the colonists became a familiar event. No longer were the colonists acting with their English brothers, they were acting out against them. As the legislations inflicted by England became more severe and an increasing nuisance to the colonists, more and more people took action. The tarring and feathering of royal officials became a common act by colonists as way to show England that they were not pleased with having to pay the taxes. However, not all of these “rebellious” acts were physically taken out on royal officials. The Boston Non-Importation Agreement, was a formal decision made by Boston merchants and traders to not import or export items to Britain. The agreement, essentially a boycott, was a series of agreed upon restrictions the colonists put in place in regards to trade with the England. The decision for the agreement came about as a way to protest and impede the Townshend Revenue Act. Under the Townshend Revenue Act, a tax had to be paid for the purchase of glass, lead, oil, paint, paper, and tea. These Non-Importation Agreements were some of the most effective means of colonial resistance against British policy before the American Revolution. Similar agreements were once again utilized throughout the colonies five years later to protest the Tea Act with the boycott of British East India Company’s tea that later resulted in the Boston Tea

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