What Are The Causes Of The French And Indian War

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During the French and Indian War this reluctance caused King George and the Parliament to question the loyalty of some colonies and led the British government to commit even more strongly to keeping a strong British hand in colonial business. Colonies and England When the French and Indian War, and its European counterpart, the Seven Years War, officially came to a close with the Treaty of Paris in 1763, North America was divided territorially between the British and Spanish. The treaty had distributed people among two sides and neither side wanted to be controlled and always wanted to be independence on their own. In Britain, it was widely assumed that the professional troops sent to the colonies deserved full credit for British victory in the war. Colonial debts to Britain grew rapidly, and many began to suspect that the British intentionally plotted to enslave the colonists economically. That infuriated the colonies and made them think of a way to gain their …show more content…

The French and Indian war was hailed as a victory for Britain in its attempt to control its colonies, but the conditions immediately after the war 's close set the stage for a widening rift rather than the maintenance of affable relations. By issuing the Declaration of Independence, adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, the 13 American colonies severed their political connections to Great Britain. The Declaration summarized the colonists’ motivations for seeking independence. By declaring themselves an independent nation, the American colonists were able to confirm an official alliance with the Government of France obtain French assistance in the war against Great Britain. That was a great victory for them and they celebrated every year to show that the weak can prove if they use their brain instead of brute force at all time against

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