6. What did the French and Indian War reveal about Britain’s fundamental attitudes toward its North American colonies. How did the British view of the colonists differ from the way the colonists understood themselves and their identity? The colonists saw themselves as a self-sufficient country even though we stayed close with the British because we didn’t want to pay for the war we started ourselves. Which brings in British’s point of view in which they saw the colonists as a way to get out of debt so they began taxing the colonies with acts like the sugar act and the stamp
The British felt they had the right to search for deserters on any ship, anywhere in the ocean. Sometimes British generals made mistakes and American citizens would be wrongly accused of deserting. Many times it would take years for the mistake to be corrected. To try to influence the European economy, President Jefferson passed the Embargo Act in 1807. It stopped almost every American vessel from sailing and closed trade with Europe; however, instead of disturbing Britain’s economy, the act adversely affected every region of the U.S., and its economy stalled.
From the moment that the American colonist became a nation they began starting to see the disrespect from Britain. Britain treated America as their “sister” country and violated many of their rights, such as interfering with U.S. trades with the West Indies and searching and seizing U.S ships. America declared war to teach Britain a lesson that they deserved after the long years of their hostility towards them. The US was no longer going to be pushed around by Britain and the war on England in 1812 was very well justified. The many acts against America from Britain were very well justified reasons for America to declare war against them.
The English-Canadians sought after full conscription like Britain and the United States, while the French-Canadians still did not want any form of conscription. The countries unity was slowly crumbling but still Mackenzie King did not institute conscription. He felt there had to be other ways to solve the emerging problems then conscription. (Cruxton and Wilson, 263). In 1917, Borden felt the lack of troops was so awful that there was no choice but conscription.
USA is powerful because of our isolationism from other foreign countries and if we joined the League, it would mean that we would be under control of Britain and France and we would be like dummies; doing whatever the puppet master told us to do. That would be like signing a blank cheque to Britain and France and that would mean we would have to do anything they told us to do. Many of the Americans are recent immigrants and are opposed to the Treaty of Versailles. The Legislative doesn’t want to do anything that the US population is against. Also, the Congress believes that the Treaty is unfair and
These ongoing disputes led to the war of 1812. The outcome of this was that the trade restrictions were lifted because the British war with France ended with the treaty and the Chesapeake law. The 13 colonies were able to live under the constitution freely without the interference of the British Empire. Also in the modern times the United States has one of the best military forces in the world. In part, this is another effect of the war of 1812.It was during and after this war that the country began to realize the importance of a united states began to rely less on the unorganized military military and more on trained soldiers.
Colonists felt differently, claiming that they had turned out in great force but had been relegated to grunt work by arrogant British military leaders. 11. The human costs of the war were also etched sharply in the minds of New England colonists, many of whom had either served or lost loved ones in the war. 12. The enormous expense of the war caused by Pitt's no-holds-barred military strategy cast another huge shadow over the victory.
Written Assignment 3.1 As America struggled to create a national government; American, Great Britain, and France struggled with each other, which lead to a second war of independence for America. Many say that the way the war ended which was a stalemate, which is simply how the War of 1812 began. The War of 1812 was fought mainly between the Americans and English from England. After almost three years of war with each other, American and England signed the Treaty of Ghent, would proved neither side won the war. Many feel that the many battles between the two countries did not accomplish any issues that lead to the war between a super power country, and a country just beginning its rise a country.
Week 6 Assignment 1 My introduction In 1812 the United States of America planned to take advantage of the war that France was fighting in Europe. The hopes of the then current president at the time James Madison was to capture the Canadian territories held by the British and end a trade blockade that the British had been conducting in an effort to put pressure on the French and make Napoleon end the war that they were fighting. The U.S. forces were unsuccessful in their attempt to overrun and control the Canadian territories due to the mighty British naval war ships and the fact that the Canadian borders were well defended. (Black, Jeremy, The War of 1812, 2009). Eventfully the U.S. found a way to combat the mighty British war ships; they found that if they built ships that were smaller, lighter, and faster than the British war ships they could effectively employee an run and gun method that proved to be very effective, these ships were built in the shipyards of Baltimore MD.
It is odd, since in modern society, both the British and Americans commonly fail to acknowledge the great struggles conquered throughout the war. To Canadians, most of the history is inadequate recognizing the American perspective, weighing heavily on the British viewpoint.. For instance, there is often reference to the Loyalists or the Laura Secord incident when Upper Canada existed. A lack of shining lights on all perspectives causes our nation to have some partial opinions about the war’s overall gist. The Canadian War Museum’s 1812 exhibit provides insight on the British, American, Canadian, and Native American perspectives of the war, mainly focusing on what was gained and what was lost. “35,000 American, British, Canadian, and Native American men, women, and children were killed in action from the war or died from other causes” said writer, Donald R. Hickey.