Essay about the importance of the year 1763 in american history.

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From the very beginning the American colonies were a revolutionary force waiting to be unleashed. Though there were many things that led up to the American Revolution many historians think that the events that took place in the year 1763 were huge turning points in the road to the revolution. The year 1763 changed the way a lot of colonists felt towards England and vise versa. There were Many things that took place in 1763 I will talk about three of them, The French and Indian war (also know as the Seven years war), The British Mercantilism and taxes, and the intolerable acts along with some other laws past. The events that took place in 1763 were turning points that led to the American Revolution.

The English and the French fought four wars against each other, the last and most important being the French and Indian war of 1754-1763.

Both groups of people wanted to control the fertile Ohio River valley. The Americans, mainly Virginians, went into the disputed region to secure their claims. They proceeded to fire the first shots that started the "globe-girdling" new war. Well, they got into full-fledged war both sides sending troops into battle. Early on the Colonies lost a lot of battles, needless to say they weren't too pleased with that so the Albany congress was started, it wasn't very successful but at least it aimed at colonial unity. Besides not being unified they had old cautious generals from Britain that weren't used to the style of fighting that the French and the Indians used. They continually lost battles until Britain brought forth a new general, William Pitt he was brilliant and almost as soon as he came into the picture the colonies had won the war. By The treaty at Paris (1763)...