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French And Indian War Free Response Essay

  • Submitted by: ELREYMATEO15
  • on October 31, 2010
  • Category: History
  • Length: 625 words

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French and Indian War Essay
            Until the middle of the 18th century, Britain applied an action of salutary neglect on the 13 American colonies. During that time, the colonies went under a time of isolation and self control; in which Britain is losing some control over its colonies. Until the 1750s though, this all changed as Britain engaged in war against France over territorial and political disputes. During and after the French and Indian War however, Britain’s pride and egotism led to a new political, economical and ideological age of authority, which resulted in the American colonies uprising against British rule.  
        Political relations between the colonists and Britain certainly changed after the French and Indian War. With regard to America, the Colonies no longer had an enemy to the north since Canada became a British possession as a result of the Treaty of Paris of 1763, removing the biggest external threat to the Colonies. British regiments in the colonies, which seemed like a good idea before and during the war, looked less attractive to the colonists, especially when they were used to enforce rule by decree upon self reliant colonists used to benign neglect from across the ocean. Some of these rules included the Proclamation of 1763, which forbid American colonists to cross over the Appalachian Mountains and into Native American territory. In addition to this were the numerous amounts of taxes imposed by Britain to clear the war debt from the F-I war. These actions just infuriated the colonists even more, hence the statement “no taxation without representation” came forth, meaning that the colonists would not pay any taxes without being represented by a representative for their colonies. British Parliament responded back, stating that they are being represented as British subjects through “virtual representation”, even though there were no actual representatives for the Americans. This has just exasperated the colonists even more...

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