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American Paegent Chapter 6 Essay

  • Submitted by: deannabanana26
  • on December 11, 2008
  • Category: History
  • Length: 679 words

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Britain’s success in defeating the French empire led to future failures in dealing with its colonial subjects because they had instated unwanted taxes upon the colonists and had established the Proclamation of 1763 which prohibited anyone from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains. The proclamation was meant to work out the hostilities with the Indians. However colonists saw it as another way to oppress against them. Then taxes were made to help fund the British military after and during the French and Indian War. But in the end, the taxes infuriated a good portion of the colonist and this led to a bit of rebellion. For example, taxes on tea led to “The Boston Tea Party.”
  It all began when the French had settled into the Ohio River Valley. Not settling in alone mind you, but along with the Indians. The French became allies and lived with the Indians, as apposed to the British, who would kick the Indians out of their way completely. Now you see when it comes to The British vs. The French not only does the French have there own military, but they also have the help of there allies the Indians. However, the French were still greatly outnumbered. So what England did was have ship load, after ship load of soldiers sent over from Europe. By the end of this war the British had barely any money. Since they were broke they instated many taxes that angered the American people. There were a series of Acts which enforced tax after tax. Soon, this all led to the phrase "No taxation without representation."
Some of these Acts were the Sugar Act, The Quartering Act, The Declaratory Act, and the Townshend Act. Each of which laid down a new set of rules to make the colonist pay money to better the British forced.
  Now during this time period, there was not only the French and Indian War. The French and Indian war was only the first of a series of 4 wars. One of which was the Pontiac Rebellion. It began in 1763 and lasted till 1766. It was led by Chief Pontiac of the...

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