How Did The Great War Changed The Relationship Between England And Its American Colonies

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4. How did the Great War for Empire change the relationship between England and its American colonies? The Great War for Empire, or Seven Years’ War went on between 1756 and 1763. The unfair taxation of the colonists is what sparked this war; there were also several other political and economic factors, which also played a large part. Since trade was boosted, Americans came to accumulate a large amount of debt to the British creditors. (Henretta & Brody, 2010) In order to extract money from the colonist to repay their debt, the British then began to place tariffs on many common items that had no reason to be taxed. The colonies felt the same way and even though they had an underlying debt, they felt that this was the improper way to go about…show more content…
Abraham Lincoln would lead the Republican Party even though he did not win the south over in the election. He promised that he would save the Union no matter what the cost. This disconnect in policy would later lay the basis for the Civil War, which started in 1861. He never envisioned a proclamation or ending slavery but he was ultimately committed to saving the Union from the succeeding south. Lincoln gave into the antislavery Republicans toward the end of the war and finally decided to make slavery the true basis of the war. The President would then draft the Emancipation Proclamation in July of 1862, which would ultimately come to destroy slavery. It would later be released in September and would then be signed by Lincoln the following January. After the signing, abolitionists were fearful that the Presidents signature would not carry enough weight to truly end slavery. And while being partially correct, the president’s signature was enough to get the ball rolling. This newfound proclamation would then turn into true legislation and form the 13th Amendment. This Amendment would officially bring end to the age-old practice, which was later ratified by the
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