The Cons And Disadvantages Of The French And Indian War

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Imagine your in a society where you have no say in government. There are taxes that are unfair and unreasonable, but you can't change them without heavy protest. You wouldn't like that, would you? Neither did the colonies. In the beginning, the colonies swore allegiance to the British and worked together to create a working society. The colonies helped England with wars such as the French and Indian war. After the war, the British needed a source of money to pay off their debt and looked to the colonies. They put unfair taxes and laws that were only in the British`s favor. More and more laws and acts were put in place such as the Stamp, Sugar, and Townshend act. As time went on groups of people, such as the Sons of Liberty, would revolt against the British. Eventually, the colonies revolted by dumping tea into the river known as the Boston Tea Party. Again, more acts were put in place to try to gain control over the colonies, but it finally led to a war called the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Although the colonies had a few advantages under British control, the disadvantages outweigh them. These include, but are not limited to…show more content…
The British are a buyer for the colonies materials. In Plain Truth, it says “The Spaniards have no demand for these articles, and the French little or none.” If they leave, the market trade will go down because the French and Spanish don't need those items. The colonies were also safe from outside attacks. At that time the British were the strongest European power. Other countries couldn't beat their many naval and ground troops. “Although the British didn’t want other countries to trade with the colonies, the trade system still allowed people to come to the colonies”. This allowed inside trade with exotic items and the colonies became more diverse. In the end, the number of disadvantages under British rule still outweigh the
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