As a matter of fact, this revolution had been in the works for many years. Slowly but surely, a general resentment of and eventual anger towards England steadily grew among the colonists. Once Britain began to crack down and heavily enforce the Navigation Acts and other similar laws, Americans decided they had had enough. In 1776, prominent revolutionaries convened in a Continental Congress. Among the names present at the Continental Congress, which eventually passed the Declaration of Independence, were such legends as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson, to name a handful.
After the French and Indian War, the relationship between American colonists and the British quickly worsened. The deteriorating relationship eventually led to the American revolution, in which the colonists claimed their independence and formed a new nation. The Colonist’s desire to separate was not due to a single cause, but various factors such as geography, economics, public policy, and acts of violence. As a direct result of the French and Indian War, Britain gained a vast amount of territory. However due to perceived Indian threats and Britain’s desire to tighten its’ control over America, Parliament issued the Proclamation of 1763.
During King William’s War in 1689 to 1697, the French and their Native American allies attacked isolated settlements in New England. The French explorers first interacted with Native Americans in the 15th century and were different from the British in their relationship with Native Americans. They often lived among them and adopted many of their ways of life including, learning their native languages, marrying the Natives, trading furs for weapons, and help to mediate the allied tribes and other tribes that offered protection from the Iroquois. The hostilities between the French and English continued on to form Queen Anne’s War (also called The War of Spanish Succession) in 1702. As the French and their allies attacked Massachusetts and South
The American Colonies attempted many times to catch the attention of the King in order to prevent anymore disliking for the crown and his government. These dislikes would soon grow into tensions as the British government ignored the American Colonies solutions. When analyzing the primary documents it was clear that tensions were high in the colonies due to the unfairness they
In the middle of the 18th century, Britain and France were at war against each other. Both the British and the French wished to extend their colonies in North America into the territory west of the Appalachian Mountains. Britain’s purpose of this expansion was to gain more territory and power, whereas the French were pursuing trade with the Native Americans that lived in that part of the country. After seven years of fighting, Britain had won the war, and Treaty of Paris of 1763 officially resolved the French and Indian War. Despite the immense amount of land that Britain attained in the aftermath of this war, they were in severe debt because the French and Indian War was unbearably expensive.
Up to the early 1778, the conflict had been a civil war in the British Empire, but it became a global war later after the unification of France in 1778, followed by Spain in 1779, and Netherlands in 1780 against Britain. Since the beginning of the war, sea power was influential
In 1756 the French and Indian War began. At this time European nations were exploring and taking over the new world. Spain controlled South America while Britain and France dominated North America. Britain and France were fighting over land and trade. Britain wanted to expand the colonies so the colonies would produce more raw materials and buy more finished goods from Britain.
The French’s monarchy became very weak after the war because of the military defeat and their great national debt. The Seven Years War was a big contributor to the arrival of the French Revolution in 1789. Not only was it a big contributor to the French Revolution, it was also a very big contributor to the American Revolution. Following the nine years of war between the British and French, the English gave London more control over the thirteen colonies. This was a big part of the colonies resentment towards the British and soon led to the American
For most of the 18th century Britain had a solid hold on its colonies in the new world. Most colonists, at the time had a strong sense of pride for the mother country, and considered themselves to be British subjects. However, this view would begin to change dramatically at the end of the French and Indian war. Not long after the end of the war these loyalist views would begin to change as Britain began its effort to survive economically after the war. Although they now had control over much of North America, they did not have control over their debt.
Due to poor managing of their printed currency, there were often periods of inflation in the colonies. Furthermore, Great Britain was nearly always in a state of war which causes tension and increase overall stress levels. Due to the constant state of war, even more taxation was necessary to expand and prepare the combat force. This combination of unfair taxes and avoidable inflation caused great overall colonial