The British Of The French And Indian War

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It’s 1763, and the British just signed a treaty with France to mark the end of the French/Indian War (1756-1763). The British were very happy with themselves, they just won the war! They had a right to feel victorious. The British colonies in North America were in that same happy, victorious state. But all that happiness and victory came at a price. The price was the immense debt that Britain faced after the war. The British needed money fast to pay off their debt. But tensions arose when Britain, issued a tax on paper in 1765 dubbed the “Stamp Act”. Their attempt at taking back some of the spent money. The colonists weren’t necesarily angry becuse they had to pay but because the British taxed them without their consent. Later that year, Britain issued a law stating that the colonists had to house British soldiers. They called this the “Quartering Act” In doing this; the British thought they had the colonists hand’s tied. But they were wrong. Over the next few years more acts and taxes made their way to the colonies shore’s, further frustrating them. And when it came time to break free from Britain, the British retaliated against them. This led to an immense war between the British and the colonists, who were now referring to themselves as the United States of America. Yet, the Quartering Act was really where all of the anger and frustration stemmed from. You see, it was events like the Quartering Act are to blame for the seperation. It’s also what led them to…
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