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

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.