War Turning Point

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When looking back into history one typically overlooks the French and Indian war due to lack of public knowledge of the war and what the war accomplished. One of the major effects the war was the widespread development of anger directed toward Great Britain due to the increased taxation of the colonies. Unsurprisingly the war failed to lower the tensions between Great Britain and France. The French and Indian War represented a major turning point in the socio economic relationship between the colonies and Great Britain due to the financial and social tensions created by the war but failed to change the relationship between Great Britain and France. One of the most obvious repercussions of the war was the massive anti-British movement in the colonies. This anti-British movement was kindled by the increase in taxation on colonies. The British increased the taxation on the colonists due to the massive debt generated by the French and Indian war. Another reason behind this anti-British movement was the proclamation of 1763. The proclamation of 1763 was a British attempt to “cool down” tensions between the indians and the british. Unfortunately this proclamation was seen as an attack on settlers trying to gain their own land and angered may colonists. The proclamation of 1763 combined with an increase in taxes angered many colonists and…show more content…
The cause of the change between the British and the Colonists was due to the proclamation of 1763 and the increase in taxation on the colonists. The relationship between France and Great Britain remained same and the treaty of Paris only put a temporary hiatus on large scale conflicts between the nations. In conclusion, the French and Indian war increased the tensions between the colonists and Great Britain but failed to change the relationship between the French and the
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