French And Indian War Dbq Analysis

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After the French and Indian War many things had changed all over the world. The French and Indian war altered relations between Britain and its colonies in several ways; politically, economically, and ideologically. The times following the French and Indian War were tumultuous with land changing hands, taxes being placed and colonies beginning to find their independence. Following the French and Indian War, the French moved out of North America almost entirely except for one colony in the Caribbean (Doc A). This allowed the British to expand further into North America. The British used the lands west of the Ohio River Valley as a payment to the Native Americans who helped them win the war. This brought with it The Proclamation of 1763 which prohibited whites from settling west…show more content…
The soldiers were not treated well, even those who were British. One soldier described it like this: “Therefor we now see what it is to be under martial law and to be with the [British] regulars, who are but little better than slaves to their officers” (Doc D). The British wanted to fight how they knew how to fight, not how the colonists, who knew what would work, wanted to fight. This sparked resentment of the British within the colonists. During and after the French and Indian War, allegiances began to shift in the colonies. George Washington, a leader during the Revolutionary War, once admired and respected the British General Braddock, and wanted to learn from him (Doc C). Later on, Washington would go on to fight the very Army he once had wanted to be a part of and learn from. Directly after the French and Indian War, many colonists rejoiced because the British had saved them and they could now live in peace (Doc E). These would be the same colonist who, in a little over ten years, would be calling for independence. These shifting allegiances contributed to the altering of political

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