Results of the French and Indian War

In the year of 1763, the battles of the French and Indian War had finally came to an end. Over

years of turmoil between the English and French, an agreement was settled leaving France with no claim

to any land on the North American continent. Although England had seemed to be the winner of this first

world war, in reality the British people suffered many loses in both casualties and money. The results had

left the crown to begin taxing the new world colonists, which left many irritated and rebellious. However,

it can be said that it was the British   who were the revolutionaries in 1763 and the colonists were the

conservatives attempting to preserve the status quo. This can be justified because during this time it was

Britain who depended on the colonists loyalty, wholeheartedly, and the colonists who preferred to keep

class distinctions and separate themselves from citizen responsibilities.

During the French and Indian War the English had depended on the colonists and Indian allies to

help fight alongside the troops and to dedicate themselves to the cause. It was because of these added

efforts that the British was even capable of destroying the French to begin with. When the war was over

the English still needed the colonists loyalty, not just for the support, but for being the “children” that the

mother land had to protect. Without threat of French invasion, people such as Benjamin Franklin, who

was in England around the time, were quick to publish their opinion that the Americans would begin to

revolt against the crown. These worries were soon proven when the colonists began to go against British

trade and seek golden routes with enemy, super-power countries such as France and Spain. It feared the

leaders that the colonists were able to survive without British aid and had started to help finance their

loses just for the mere support. And when they did finally start to pass the Acts, that...