What favorable conditions for revolution were created as a result of the French and Indian war?

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As a result of the French and Indian War, events were set in motion that created conditions that led to the Revolutionary War.

Once Great Britain won the French and Indian War, they gained most land east of the Mississippi River in what is now the United States. They also got some of France’s land in Canada. The Native Americans weren’t pleased with this British victory and the acquisition of this land. They made it known that they didn’t want the British to come to these lands. The British, fearing conflict, passed the Proclamation of 1763. This prevented the colonists from moving to these new lands. This was a very unpopular move as far as the colonists were concerned.

When the British passed the Quartering Act, colonists were not pleased. This law required the colonists to providing housing for British soldiers who would enforce this unpopular law. Thus, the colonists would be spending money for something they didn’t want.

As the colonies were becoming more expensive to run and protect, the British believed the colonists should pay some of the costs of running the colonies. The British believed the colonists were benefiting from the British actions and should share in some of the costs. Thus, new tax laws were passed. The colonists opposed these tax laws because they had no representatives in Parliament who could vote for them. This led to many protests and conflicts. These protests and conflicts eventually led to the Revolutionary War.

Thus, the victory in the French and Indian War caused many more problems than the British expected. A joyous win became a nightmare, at least for the British.

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