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french and indian war

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Started: 5/5/2014 Category: Society
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Gallalea

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To what extent were the colonists justified in the reactions to Britain"s increased involvement in the colonies after the French and Indian War?
JackBarnes

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Introduction
Hi Gallalea,
I am happy to have my first debate on the site with a fellow newbie who has yet to contribute to the site, for this I will deliver something of an open statement, and put forth in little depth some of my main points and views, and you can refute them accordingly. In this introduction, I will establish what the reactions were as you failed to go into any detail, at all on the subject.

The French and Indian war took an immense amount of effort from the British, this was because they were required to not only moblilize their army but they had to transport them three and a half thousand miles across the atlantic. After all of this effort, it was certainly justified for the British to leave some of the troops behind. However this lead to the British realizing that they could exploit the siutation, they raised taxes, imposed tighter regulations, and the colonists were now forced to respect and adhere to soldiers who were from a country they would never step foot upon.
Point 1
The colonists were certainly justified to be annoyed at a raise in taxes, not only because it was unfair tax rates, but it was emphasised strongly that these taxes were for the crown and the King, and this king they would never step foot within 3000 miles of them but their wages went to his intrests. In addition they had no representaiton whatsoever in parliament, they had local governors, and a secretary of state for the Americas, but it was very unfair that they were not given the same representation but had to pay worse taxes. This was extremely justified as they were forced to have higher taxes, no representation and they were given no say in the advancement and running of their country, but a rich foreigner who lived on another country could? No, and that is why the reactions to these things were not wholly but about 90% justified.
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