After The French And Indian War Apush Dbq Essay

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Q: In what ways did the French and Indian War (1754-1763) alter the political, economic and ideological relations between Britain and its American colonies? After the French and Indian War, the American colonies were feeling a sense of pride and very delighted on winning this war. The French and Indian War; however, started to change the relations between Britain and its American colonies: Politically, economically, and ideologically. The concept of virtual representation was challenged by the American colonies and the British had tightened its hold on its American colonies, abandoning the solitary neglect that the American colonies had liked. Gaining more land was only one of the many things that made the American colonies overjoyed. After 1763, when the French and Indian War had just ended; the French, who was a threat to the American colonies and Britain was gone. The French had given up all its land claims in the major North American continent, giving everything east of the Mississippi to Britain and its colonies and everything west of the Mississippi River to Spain (Document A). While both the American colonies and Great Britain celebrated on gaining more land and winning the French and Indian War, the Native Americans on the other side of the Appalachian Mountain were deeply angered. Back in 1742; Canassatego, a chief of the Onondaga Nation of the Iroquois Confederacy expresses his anger to the representatives of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, “Your People daily settle on these Lands, and spoil our Hunting. We must insist on your Removing them, as you know they have no Right to settle” (Document B). Like Canassatego, many other natives were angered by the white people moving onto their land. In 1763, land borders shifted and natives were ever more so angry. Pontiac was one of the most famous native who expressed his anger violently. He led several

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