Life during the Seven Year War
Axia College of University of Phoenix
The tension between England and the colonies has become more uneasy in the past few years. Land owners like me have seen incredible yields, and this is related to the amount of exports we are doing. Englan continues to levy great amount of taxes on us for the everyday item, even though are crops yielded very well this year. The line between those who still consider themselves British colonists and those who consider themselves "Americans" is being drawn.
The news coming from the frontier is a grim one. Indians have been striking at individual settlements and homes randomly and with deadly consequences. Descriptions of the Indians depict savages who are painted red and black and wave the scalps of their victims in the air in triumph as they drive more settlers back east. Those who have returned from the frontier blame the governors who granted them the land for not protecting them better.
The forts, scattered about as they are, offer some protection to those within the walls, but not to the homesteaders who are trying to live their lives outside the fortification (Ward, 2004).
The French also laid claim to the Ohio territory at this time. While pursuing their land claims and their fur trade, the French have embraced the Indian cultures and even married into some of their tribes. The English have found this practice repulsive and while they would prefer to have the Indians on their side, cannot approach the Indians with the friendliness that the French have. Ultimately, the French did give up their rights to their forts in the frontier. It happened in 1760, the same year that George III took the throne in England.
William Pitt, following the surrender of...