French and Indian War

Amanda Natsch
Dr. Harris
APUSH 4th Period
September 24, 2015
APUSH DBQ Free Response
In 1754, a war between Britain and France with their Indian allies broke out in North America known as the French and Indian War, also known as the Seven Years War, which lasted for about 9 years. Throughout the war and for some time after, the actions of the American Colonies’ caused many colonists to feel some resentment towards them. The French and Indian War created tension between Great Britain and the American colonies politically through the expansion of borders, economically through extreme taxes, and ideologically through taxation without representation resulting in dramatic changes to society.
There were many political relations between Britain and its American colonies. In North America, before 1754, French had most territory; this was Pre-French and Indian War. There were many tensions in the Ohio River Valley such as land, resulting in the French and Indians fighting against British. As political effects occur, for example, the British won over the French and Indians, resulting in the British gaining land east of the Mississippi River as well as Florida and Canada (Doc. A). Not only did Britain gain all lands east of the Appalachian Mountains but France also lost all American holdings, plus Spain took Louisiana (Doc. A). Due to the British defeat, North America had many land changes in the year of 1763. On the other hand, Natives and Colonists had political relations as well. The Iroquois Confederacy, association of six tribes, wrote a speech to the representatives of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. The chief of the Onondaga nation and his natives say the colonists believe that they do not know the value of their land, but the colonists do, but they do not want the colonists to settle on it (Doc. B). This is because generally colonists took land and did not buy it, resulting in the Indians siding with the French. As a result, Natives lost land as did the...