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Why is the French and Indian War known as a war that caused the American Revolution?


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Following the French and Indian War (7 Years War in Europe) Great Britain's economy was in trouble. The cost of the war, both in Europe and America, added to the economic troubles facing Great Britain at that time. Increasing taxes in Great Britain was out of the question because taxes were already very high. The British were among the most heavily taxed citizens at the time. The Parliament and the British Prime Ministers felt that the American colonists should at least pay their share of the war. The British had defeated the French and the western lands and Canada were now open to expansion and settlement, without the fear of French attack. Thus, the Parliament of Great Britain began a series of taxation measures which the American colonists found objectionable. The argument by the colonists was that the Parliament could not levy internal taxes on the Americans because the colonists had no representation in Parliament. The Parliament countered that argument by claiming that the Parliament represented all British subjects, regardless of where they lived or if they elected members to Parliament. The economic crisis would lead to strained relations between the colonies and the Mother Country.


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ok i don't know why everyone calls the french and Indian war the french revolution cause there was a french revolution but the french revolution is differ from American revolution and french and Indian war was fought in new franceand the colonist moved there wanted freedom caused a war and french helped them defeat british

it caused a higher indigo trade and helped spur on the American revolution

the cost of supporting the american revolution caused the french king to propose tax increases

he believed the American declaring Independence was a good thing for french revolution

The French and Indian war put the British Empire into debt which caused the Britich to raise taxes on all of their colonists. The Americans resented this and so began to rebel.

Future American president George Washington's actions contributed to the outbreak of the French and Indian War.

It didn't. The only real link is the fact that much of the money problems that caused the French to rebel was caused by the American's failure to repay debts owed.

The French and Indian war put the British in a huge debt, which eventually caused them to tax the American colonies.

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The American revolution was a war caused by evolution of thought. The French revolution was a bloody revolution in every sense of the word and went through all the stages. The Glorious Revolution was bloodless and a the daughter of the king and her husband were put in his place.

he believed the american declaring independence was the cause.

The French economic crisis was exacerbated by the enormous war debt that the French assistance to the United States caused during the American Revolution.

The American's gained their freedom in the 1775-1783 American Revolution. America was a country by the time of the 1789-1799 French Revolution and did absolutely nothing for the war effort, despite the fact that one of the major causes was bankruptcy caused by partitcipation in the American Revolution.

Much debt had built up in the French and Indian War and France had also spent money lavishly in support of the American Revolution. However the long term debt had begun during the reign of King Louis XIV.

it caused the American revolution and balance loss in Indian Tea Trade

The taxes that caused most of the early acts of rebellion came about to pay for the war that protected English colonists and the soldiers that would have to be stationed to contiue to protect colonists.

Cause of French RevolutionThe French Revolution was caused when King Louis XVI was taxing the Third Estates class but, not the frist or second estates class leaving them to get richer and richer.

The Battle of Yorktown was not caused by the American Revolution. It was a part of the war and happened to be the final battle.

The French & Indian Was was the expansion of the British - French fight for supremacy onto North American soil. Both sides worked to attract the many Indian tribes to their side, although the white colonists in North America heavily favored the British. The war affected North America because the British defeated the French in the New World, thereby setting the stage for the British vs colonist American Revolution.

The French revolution was caused by inequality between the first, second, and third estate, increased poverty among the peasants after the wasteful spending of Louis XIV, and rumors of the successful American revolution that spread to France.

Yes, the increased tax was a cause of George's War, which was part of the French and Indian War.

France France broke the bank helping the colonists fight England. Their vast distaste for the English caused them to run the French Treasury dry and ultimately lead to the French Revolution.

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