Cause and Outcome of War 1754-1815
This paper will compare and contrast the French and Indian War, American Revolution, and the War of 1812. All three wars were fought over land or expansion in one form or another. The French and Indian War was fought because both countries believed they had the right to the Ohio River Valley. This caused Britain to tax the colonist and place restrictions that led to the American Revolution. The American Revolution gave the colonies their freedom from British rule and the ability to form their nation and laws. Great Britain never respected the United States as a sovereign nation. Due to the conflict with France both France and Britain restricted ...view middle of the document...
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French and Indian War (1754-1763)
The French and Indian War began in 1754 and ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1763. For many decades strife between France and England for supremacy in the New World existed. Aggressions increased in early 1750 when both French and English settlers tried to claim the land in the Ohio River Valley (Pittsburg, Pennsylvania). The cause of the French and Indian War was contributed to the belief that both the French and the English were entitled to the rights of the land. Both the French and the English wanted the land because of its economic riches and the extensive fur trading abilities. In 1754, the French and Indian War began when George Washington and his troops marched to Fort Duquesne to expel the French from the region. The French had already started to build forts along the Ohio River to protect what their government claimed was theirs. The outcome of the French and Indian War was the expulsion of the French from America. They held on to a few small islands off the coast of Canada and the Caribbean and agreed not to settle in India. This caused Great Britain to become the supreme power in Asia. North America's land distribution changed dramatically because of the war, Spain was awarded the Louisiana territory. Due to the significant debt occurred by the British in and for the colonist the British Parliament imposed the 1765 Stamp Act to recoup the debt from the war. This was not received well by the colonist and the repealed the Stamp Act and issued the Declaratory Act. This Act enabled the British the right to tax the colonist that caused a larger conflict a decade later, The American Revolution.
American Revolution (1775-1783)
The American Revolution was fought from 1775 to 1783. The war was fought between Great Britain and the thirteen colonies. There is not just one event that lead to the Revolutionary War. However, it began because of the way Great Britain treated the colonist verses the way they felt they should be treated. The colonist was used to running their states and government without the medaling of the British Empire. The imposition of the many tax laws and not given the same rights of Englishmen started the Revolution. The colonist began by boycotting English goods because of what they thought was unfair taxation. In response, the King sent Soldiers to police the colonist that outraged the populace. One of the most famous cause of the American Revolution was when a young ship captain was trying to unload taxed tea. The colonist dressed as Indians boarded the ship and threw the tea into the bay that's known as the Boston Tea Party.
“In response to the Boston Tea Party, the king imposed the "Intolerable Acts." One of the more major causes of the American Revolution, the Intolerable Acts were: The Boston Port Act, closing the port of Boston until the Dutch East India Company had been repaid for the destroyed tea; The Massachusetts Government Act, putting the...