Summary: The Growing Divide

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The Growing Divide The French and Indian war started a growing divide between Britain and its the American colonies. During the war, the differences between their political and economical beliefs as well as the differences between their legal opinions and values began to show as the growing patriotism and independence movement started to spread across the country. Again, the political views of the colonists and their ideas of what was legal and who was in control changed. After the French and Indian war, as seen on maps of North America after 1763, Britain gained a lot of north-eastern territory in what is now Canada and slightly west of the Colonies. This territory, however, was largely populated by Native Americans who insisted that the…show more content…
Finally, the ideological values of the colonists shifted, starting the growing movement for independence. Colonists started to crave "the late founded seat of Peace and Freedom"(Reverend Thomas Barnard, sermon) which was only amplified by British misdeeds. The colonial newspapers even said "The TIMES are Dreadful Doleful Dismal Dolorous and DOLLAR-LESS"(Newspaper masthead, 1767), showing just how public the movement was beginning. They even said "Adieu to LIBERTY"(Newspaper masthead, 1767), acknowledging the unfairness of Britain and the cry for Liberty. The acknowledgement of the loss of liberty, and the outcry to stop the "Dollar-less times" show that the Colonists saw and knew how Britain was mistreating them and what it meant for the Colonies future. The war not only led to Britain increasing the popularity of the growing independence within the colonies, but also to passing laws and taxes without the people 's say and outlawed colonists from land they fought and died for. Overall, the French and Indian war furthered the divide between the colonists and the British tremendously, and, ultimately led to the American battle for independence and inspired many of the passages in the declaration of independence, such as the tyrannous acts of the King of Britain and the misdeeds he wrought upon the
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