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Question by  grandmaG (26)

How did the North American colonies evolve from the Seven Years' War to the American Revolution?


Answer by  KMcRae (714)

Prior to the Seven Years War the British had largely ignored their American colonies. After the war, to help pay for it, the British attempted to reimpose controls on the colonies through taxes and regulation. The colonies, used to being left alone, rejected these ideas contributing to the revolution.


Answer by  Chris48 (475)

The Seven Years War in Europe sparked hostilities in North America in a conflict that became known as the French and Indian War. Following the war, England found itself in debt and raised taxes in the colonies to pay for the fighting in America. The American Patriots used these taxes as the basis for their declaration of independence from England.


Answer by  danpersand (246)

The Seven Years' War, between England and France created the background of animosity between the countries that eventually led to the french aiding the colonists revolt, largely as a way to irritate England.

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