The Interest Of The American Colonies

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The initial interest of the American colonies was to be able to maintain themselves until they received support and or supplies from the British. They struggled as they built their settlements and endured the hardships the land had to offer. Their inexperience in farming this land and the lack of available food began to dwindle the numbers of the first settlers. However, as they received more help, whether in the form of a supply drop from the British or assistance offered from the native peoples, they grew and could keep their foothold in these new lands. The ability to adapt to this new environment continued over the years and carried over into politics and beliefs they held as they grew separated from the mainland, becoming a sort of…show more content…
The unwitting clemency of the British on the colonies was later rescinded as the colonists became more aware of the laws being placed on them from afar. The colonists wanted a voice in deciding what statutes and regulations were being placed on them by their proverbial motherland. While the ability to participate in politics was reserved for those who owned land, ironically the amount of land owners in America had greatly outweighed those in Britain. Despite this Americans were virtually, not actually, represented in Parliament and this led to complications in both issuing orders and the willingness to follow said orders. However, for the time being, short as it may have been, things managed to remain calm among the colonies. This calmness seemingly peaked at the end of the French and Indian War; George Washington goes as far as to order a suit from England in 1763 to help him mimic those of the British elite. He had not been the only American to rejoice in the aftermath of the French and Indian War; many of his fellow compatriots viewed this as a step to further unify the colonists and the British, sharing in their freedom and rights. The aforementioned quiet and tranquility did not last long as the British quickly thought that Americans were too free to their own devices. The French and Indian War changed the British Empire: their victory over their
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