The Relations Between Britain and Its American Colonies Essay

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From 1754 to 1763, the French and Indian War took place. This war altered the political, economic, and ideological relations between Britain and its American colonies. It was the last of four North American wars waged from 1689 to 1763 between the British and the French. In these struggles, each country fought for control of the continent with the assistance of Native American and colonial allies. The French and Indian War occurred to end the land dispute between the British and French. Whoever won, in reality, gained an empire. It was a determined and eventually successful attempt by the British to get a dominant position in North America, the West Indies, and the subcontinent of India. Although Britain had won all this land, …show more content…
In Document F, everything is explained. The commissioners say, "We find that the revenue arising therefrom is very small and inconsiderable,...and is not yet sufficient to defray a fourth part of the expense necessary for collecting it." What this basically means is that the land that Britain won after the war wasn't getting them the money and wealth that they thought it would. One reason they probably thought it would get them a lot of cash was the fact that the land was in such good condition. It had a lot of animals for fur trading and new interesting crops. In Document B, Canassatego, who was the Chief of the Onondaga of the Iroquois Confederacy states, "We know our Lands are now become more valuable." He was correct when he said this, but Britain did not gain a lot of wealth from it at all. The ideological relationship was definitely altered between Britain and its American colonies. In 1759 in Document D, a Massachusetts soldier kept a diary. A very cold winter was coming and the soldier wanted some liquor to get through it and clothes to keep warm. But sadly, they treated him as if he was a slave. He was trapped within the stone walls and was very upset and mistreated. When his enlistment time was over, he wasn't even allowed to go home. He stated, " The regiment was ordered hear what the colonel had to say to them as our time was out and we all swore that we would do no more duty here." They mistreated

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