Effects of of the FIW

Effects of of the FIW - The Effects of the French and...

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The Effects of the French and Indian War The French and Indian War was at the least largely indirectly responsible for the American Revolution which occurred some ten years later. Its effects were numerous and were responsible for the alterations of economic, political and ideological relations between Britain and its North American colonies. Economically speaking, the outcome of the war inspired many differences between the two regions, mostly in the form of devious economic policies enacted by the British lord of treasury, George Grenville. These policies, devised by the Grenville and the British government, were devices by which Britain sought reimbursement from the colonies for its aid in the French and Indian War. These acts, which were mainly acts of taxation, were highly controversial. Most colonists believed that Britain had no right to levy taxes against them, whereas the British government felt that the colonists owed the nation this revenue for the protection and support which it provided to the colonies. The first of these policies was the Sugar Act of 1764. This act imposed a tax on imported goods, such as wine, coffee and especially molasses. Under it, the price of the bribe to certify French molasses as British was raised to three pence a gallon, in order to generate British profit. In addition, the act also held that anyone found to avert the required measures was subject to
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This note was uploaded on 09/01/2008 for the course HHS 125 taught by Professor Mako during the Fall '08 term at Stevens.

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