What was the colonial reaction to the French and Indian War?  

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In general, the colonial reaction to the French and Indian War led to rebellion against their former allies in the war. The colonies felt a sense of confidence and unity from the victory. More and more colonial leaders were feeling isolated and independent from the politics of England. At the...

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In general, the colonial reaction to the French and Indian War led to rebellion against their former allies in the war. The colonies felt a sense of confidence and unity from the victory. More and more colonial leaders were feeling isolated and independent from the politics of England. At the same time, the British crown and Parliament was feeling that the colonies should be contributing more to the debt that was incurred by the French and Indian War. In that vein, the Crown decided to enforce taxes on the colonists and added new taxes like the Stamp Act. The Thirteen Colonies felt that in order to be taxed, they should have a representation in the government that was taxing them. The confidence and unity felt as a result of the French and Indian War led the colonists to eventually fight for separation from England.

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