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In what ways did the French&Indian War alter (change) the political, ecenomic and...

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zulka | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted August 30, 2010 at 7:30 PM via web

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In what ways did the French&Indian War alter (change) the political, ecenomic and IDEOLOGICAL relations between Britain and its American colonies?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted August 30, 2010 at 7:48 PM (Answer #2)

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This is way long of a question... But the idea is that the colonists were happy to be British up until the war.  After that, they started to become angry at the British.  The war led to the Revolution.

Politically and ideologically it made the colonists feel more connected to one another and less connected to England.

Economically, it caused GB to need to tax the colonies and those taxes are the ones that made the Americans angry.

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brettd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted August 31, 2010 at 7:06 PM (Answer #3)

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If I remember right this was a DBQ question from an AP US History test.  You have ideological capitalized, so let me focus on that one in particular.  Ideology is the study of belief systems, and the British were a monarchy at the time of the French and Indian War.  Some historians view the war, and the taxes that followed it, as a breaking point for Colonial-British relations, that at least some of the colonists adopted a more democratic approach, demanding their representation in Parliament and individual rights as English citizens.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted August 16, 2011 at 8:43 AM (Answer #4)

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It may be true that most colonists were fine with being a colony of Britain. Other than annoyance at taxes, they felt relatively safe and protected. They did not necessarily buy into the ideology of the revolution. However I do think that a significant portion of the population did sympathize with the revolution, even if it was a minority.

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