Dbq French & Indian War

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DBQ A constant factor throughout history is change; there was a lot of it from 1754 to 1763. The French & Indian War altered many different relations between Great Britain and the American Colonies, the most evident ones were economically, due to British policies put in place to generate more revenue to pay for the empire, politically based on control of the eastern coastline by the British, and ideologically because of how colonist’s viewed their mother country’s relationship with them. After 1763 Great Britain was in need of money to pay for the war. Britain was very successful when I came to getting funds from the colonies. From the ending of the war back to about 1651 there was a period of something known as “Salutary Neglect”. Which meant Britain didn’t get too involved in the daily lives of colonists. Mercantilism is strongly enforced after the French & Indian War. It was a way of getting money from the colonies in which they could only trade with Britain and had to export less than they would import. Taxing the colonies directly solved Great Britain’s issues. The Stamp Act of 1765 passed by British Parliament to tax colonies on all printed materials, all the way down to a deck of cards. This caused much stress among colonists. In some newspapers times were stated as “Dreadful, Doleful, Dismal, Dolorous and DOLLAR-LESS.”(Doc. H) This displays the thoughts of the colonists. It also shows a stamp with a skull on it, implying that they’re not too fond of it. Ben Franklin in a letter to John Hughs wrote “…Stamp Act….during our endeavor to get it repeal’d”. (Doc. G) The French were annihilated by the British, therefore causing a shift of control over the eastern coast and resulting in extreme change in North America. If one were to observe a map before 1754 and after 1763 it shows a drastic increase in English control. (Doc. A) After this Britain had to

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