England and the Colonies After 1763

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England and the Colonies After 1763

1763, the year the French and Indian War ended, marked a turning point in the British-Colonial relationship. Salutary neglect and loose laws were normal before the war, but afterwards the British began to tighten their control. This caused the colonists to rebel and lead to the American Revolution.


England and The Colonies After 1763


The Mutiny Act demanded that the colonists provide shelter and supplies to the British troops. The troops were there to protect the colonies from the Indians and the colonists providing for them would reduce cost, but the colonists viewed the law as another burden against their freedom from England.

Legislations from the British government such as, the Stamp Act of 1765, the Mutiny Act of 1765, and the Tea Act of 1773, caused an increase in Colonial resentment against the British.

When the French retreated from North America the British immediately began to travel west. This venture west caused the Indians to fight back. To keep the peace the English presented the Proclomation of 1763. The Proclomation made it illegal for colonists to settle any father than the Appalachian Mountains but the English government planned on slowly moving farther westward in hopes it would decrease British-Indian violence.

The Stamp Act applied increased taxes on stamps and forced business owners to have to buy stamp to run their businesses. The colonists interpreted this as the British raising pure profit for war debt without their consent. Essentially, the Colonists felt as though they were paying for the British debt.

The Tea Act allowed the East India Company to directly export the tea it had stocks on to the colonies to save it from bankruptcy. This caused the colonial merchants to become agry because they were then at a disadvantage. This lead to the Boston Tea Party, another rebellion against taxation.

Despite British efforts, the white settlers proceded to cross lines and flocked to the west.



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