Impact Of The French And Indian War On The British Government

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IV.The Impact on the British

The impact of the French and Indian War on the British government was a positive move toward the dominance of Europe after the defeat of the French in terms of the colonization of North America. During this time, the British had incurred a massive military debt, which had to be paid over the long-term. To ensure that the British government did not take full responsibility for the debt, the British colonists were expected to pay back the debt burden through extremely high taxes. This policy was a major impact on the British because it defined a new era of colonial exploitation that was to be used against the colonists. During this time, the British government harbored resentment over the uncooperative attitude of some colonists that supported the French and refused to pay taxes to relieve the war debt:
From Britain’s perspective, the colonists were ungrateful louts. They showed their ingratitude for British intervention by selling the French forces ammunition and other provisions for their battles against the British. After the war, the colonists showed their ingratitude by refusing to pay any taxes levied by a frustrated British Parliament to recoup the costs of expanding the empire (Makin and Ornstein 54).
In this manner, the British government had to repay massive war debts, but through exploitative and resentful policies that forced the colonist to pay extremely high taxes in the colonial economy. England had won the French and Indian war,…
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