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took place around the globe and involved most major countries in Europe. The war ended in 1763 with the Treaty of Paris. Great Britain received French lands east of the Mississippi River including the Ohio River Valley and Quebec. French lands west of the Mississippi and the city of New Orleans were given to Spain in a separate treaty . Basically, the French left North America. Iroquois, who had been on the “winning side,” expected their support and sacrifices to earn them the right to control the lands between the colonies and the Mississippi River. The British did not give them this power. The Native Americans who had been allied with the French had lost much of their land. Several Native American groups continued attacking British forts and settlements after the end of the war. The war ended with a victory for Great Britain. he country faced some difficult times ahead. Colonists, especially those on the western frontier, were being attacked by Native Americans. Like the Iroquois, some colonists saw their role in the war as earning them the right to have more control over the land and government in North America. Great Britain also faced economic problems. It had nearly doubled its national debt during the French and Indian War. Great Britain needed to pay off its debt and find a way to pay for protection for the colonies. The British government saw taxing the American colonists as a way to accomplish both goals. The British also prohibited American settlement in the West with the Proclamation of 1763. They hoped this would help keep peace between colonists and Native Americans. British Colonial Policies Examine the sequence below to see how the aftermath of the French and Indian War led Great Britain to impose policies on American colonists Many American colonists viewed these policies as unfair and thought they should have more control over life in the colonies. Disagreements over policies like these eventually pushed many colonists to fight for independence from Great Britain. Proclamation of 1763: Native Americans continued to attack American colonists
after the French and Indian War ended. Colonists settling on the western edge of the colonies were in the most danger because they were the closest to Native American territory. The Proclamation of 1763 prohibited colonists from moving west of the Appalachian Mountains. The British government also planned to station troops in the western parts of the colonies to protect the colonists. The colonists were further prohibited from settling in the lands west of the Appalachians by the Quebec Act of 1774. This act put the Canadian governor in charge of the territory between the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.

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