How did the 1763 Treaty of Paris lead to the revolutionary war?

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The 1763 Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian/Seven Years' War between Great Britain and France. Under the terms of the treaty, the French were required to give up all their North American territories, thus removing any foreign threat to the British colonies.

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The 1763 Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian/Seven Years' War between Great Britain and France. Under the terms of the treaty, the French were required to give up all their North American territories, thus removing any foreign threat to the British colonies.

On the face of it, the treaty was a good deal for the American colonists as they no longer had to worry about the threat of a French invasion. However, in due course, the Treaty of Paris led to growing dissension between the colonists and the British government that would one day result in full blown rebellion and war.

Primarily, this was because the interests of the British government and the American colonists now no longer coincided. For one thing, the British didn't want to maintain an expensive military presence in North America now that the French threat had been removed. Instead, they resorted to the expedient of balancing the rights of American colonists and Native-American tribes. In practice, this proved unworkable and caused great resentment among the colonists, who didn't believe that the indigenous people had any rights in the first place. Colonists also objected to the provisions in the treaty that protected religious freedom for Roman Catholics, who were very much a despised minority.

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