Indian War Tension

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In 1754, a war between Britain and France with their Indian allies broke out in North America that came to be known as The French and Indian War. The war ended in 1763 with the Treaty of Paris where Britain acquired Spanish Florida and all remaining French North American land (Document A). Throughout the war and for some time after, the actions of the American Colonies’ Mother Country caused many colonists to feel some resentment towards them. The French and Indian War created tension between Great Britain and the American colonies politically through the expansion of borders, economically through extreme taxes, and ideologically through taxation without representation. The expansion of the borders of the English territory through the Treaty of Paris of 1763 created a strain between Political relations with Great Britain. During the war, the Indians fought alongside France to hopefully keep the white…show more content…
Even after the war was over British troops remained stationed in the North America, resulting in a massive debt (Document F). Britain was in desperate need of additional revenue, so Parliament implemented the Sugar Act. Although the Sugar act’s duties were significantly less than the ones implemented beforehand, this time the British Government intended to enforce it. Some colonial towns responded to the new tax by boycotting certain English products. Shortly after, the Stamp Act was passed through Parliament that required taxed and stamped paper on legal documents, publications, and playing cards. This tax had to be paid in hard money, which was difficult for people to do at the time. The majority of colonists felt wildly oppressed with taxes, saying they took away their liberty (Document H). Jointly, these two taxes caused damage to the economic relationship between Great Britain and North
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