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AP US History Dohle Final

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1754-1763, this was the first war in North America between the French and the Indians who were supported by the British. This war over land ended with the treaty of Paris, which made France lose all its possessions on North American mainland. The French and Indian War gave the American colonies more political power in that they acquired new land, hurt their economy because of the British imposed taxes, and promoted a sense of nationalism among the colonist as the American colonies began to form its independent nation.

Political- France lost all its land and British colonies got it. This tightened their political relations because France was no longer competing for more land; rather it was the British against the colonists. Since most of the land belonged to the British, there were more disagreements between the British and colonists. There was also more conflicts with political power with leadership and who should be in charge of the land.

Economic- English began taxing the colonists because they needed money. England was low on money from the war and taxed the colonists in order to get money. An example of this is the Stamp Act which put a tax on all stamps and legal documents which cost the colonists more money. This tightened the economic relations between Britain and its American colonies because it angered the colonists who were tired of Britain taxing them but Britain wanted their money so they continued to tax. Another example is the Townshend act which put a tax on imported goods. A final example is the sugar act which complicated trade for American shippers by requiring them to fill out a number of confusing forms in order to legalize their shipments.

Ideological- sense of nationalism among colonists. After the French and Indian War, colonists wanted to stray from the British and become their own independent state. Important people in the war were George Washington who fought for British. After this war he decided to fight for independence in America and fought with the colonists. He was determined to help America become an independent nation free from British control. American soldiers felt ignored after Proclamation of 1763. Along with the war, the boycotts by the colonists was another reason for the increase of nationalism. Colonists would rebel against taxes like the sugar act by not purchasing any tea, which hurt Britain's economy. Knowing that they did have influence with the British, a sense of nationalism formed in the colonists