Dbq B Cannasstego Analysis

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Indians were composed in their Ohio Valley as the English in their thirteen colonies. Due to the population boom, the English were already looking towards a westward expansion. They saw the Ohio Valley as their future land with the purpose of colonizing it. This brought conflict among the Indians who were allied with the French against the Thirteen Colonists. In Document B, Cannasstego’s speech to representatives of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, he demands his rights over his land. Cannasstego speaks in representation of Indians, expressing the knowledge he had over the value his land had become to have. He manifests they were not being treated with the respect they deserved due to the ownership of their land, and that the actions of wanting to take over their…show more content…
This victory and gain of the territory was not that convenient for the English, because they had to control all the territory and this was not that easy for them due to the debt their recent war had left them. As shown by Document A their territory had increased in size as well as their power but its economy did not provide enough for the maintenance. After the French and Indian War, Britain had gained more land as stated by Document A. This increased their power and demonstrated their control over the colonies. The gain of more land also brought them difficulties because this meant they not only had to govern there land, but also their new land or the colonies. Their economic stability was not the ideal one to take care of another land; the reason was the war from which the crown had recently fought. They had a huge debt they had to deal with. Britain taking advantage of this situation decided to start with revenues throughout taxes which were specifically to be paid in gold or silver stated in the currency act, over the colonies with the excuse of the protection they gave them and colonists should repay them. Because of their lack of bullion, they
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