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30 1757 the new secretary of state, William Pitt, managed
to encourage the colonial forces to enlist by offering a
compromise [Brits. would supposedly refund assemblies
for their losses].
- Consequently [and also b/c of events in Europe] things
improved until finally in 1763 France surrendered.
According to the Treaty of Paris, France lost all her N.
*British-Colonial Tensions During the Seven Years War*
- Both the Seven Years War itself and its aftermath
increased British-colonial tensions. During the actual war,
these factors contributed to initial anti-British feeling in
the colonies: The colonials favored Indian-style guerilla tactics;
the British marched in formation. Colonial militias served under their own captains
but the Brits. wanted to take charge. The colonials had no military protocols; the British
were big on all that stuff. The colonials didn’t want higher taxes to help pay
for the war but the Brits. felt the colonials should
pay for their own defense. The colonial officers were casual but the Brits.
wanted servants w/them, etc.
- Clearly, different styles of fighting led to significant
resentment on both sides.
*1763: A Turning Point* 31 - Both the British and colonists were strongly affected by
the end of the war. For Britain, its conclusion meant that
(1) they had a much larger and safer colonial empire, (2)
they had a much larger debt, and (3) they felt even more
contempt for the colonists.
- For the colonies, the war had (1) united them against a
common enemy for the first time and (2) created anger
against the British, who were viewed as overly harsh
commanders who had distain for the colonists.
- The end of the war also led to another key event. In
Pontiac’s Rebellion (1763) Indian leader Pontiac united
an unprecedented amount of tribes due to of concern
about the spread of colonists and their culture.
- Although the colonists eventually triumphed, the British
issued the Proclamation Line of 1763, which was a line
that the colonists couldn’t settl...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2014 for the course APUSH AP United taught by Professor Orban during the Fall '10 term at Harrison High School, Harrison.
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