The Causes And Effects Of The French And Indian War

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The French and Indian War was a war, for the most part, between France and England. It lasted from 1754 to 1763, and brought about large changes to the New World. England won the war, so France ceded all of its land to England and Spain. Britain gained power as a result of its victory, and those results were felt by the American colonists. The aftermath of the war was shown in the effects it had on political, economic, and ideological relations between Great Britain and the American colonies. The French and Indian War had political repercussions on the relations between Britain and its colonies. For example, as shown in in a land ownership map of North America before and after the war, the French and Indian War ended with Britain receiving a huge portion of France’s land in the New World, all the way up to the Mississippi River. Since land is power, England grew far more powerful and influential on the continent of North America. Initially, the colonists were satisfied with the outcome and excited to expand. But in 1763, the British government passed the Proclamation of 1763, declaring the land west of the Appalachian Mountains not accessible to the colonists. This was because of the political juggling that the British government was trying to do. They needed a way to repay their Indian allies and fulfill the promises they made before the war. They couldn't do this and satisfy the colonists, so they chose to compensate their allies. This stirred contempt among the
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