The French and Indian War's Impact on America
At the peak of Britain's rule, it was thought that the sun never set on the British Empire. Many were trapped under its wing of protection and dare a country stand up to Britain and face the consequences. In 1755 the last of the great conflicts between the British and France broke out. Although proving its superiority, one of the main facets of the British Empire headed for a major transformation. So that is why the British triumph over France in the French and Indian War opened the door to the American Revolution (Kravetz 1).
Magnitude of this war was on a scale like no man had ever seen before. The numbers of troops assembled were in numbers larger than ever seen. The territory that was fought over was more than the Rhineland. It was a broad expanse of territory that not only engulfed North America but also the world. Quarrels over the Ohio River Valley were the forerunning and immediate cause of the French and Indian war. The underlying cause of the war was a period of more than 100 years of rivalry. The rivalry in which a scratch or poke can easily turn in to an all out brawl eventually leading to a severe break in relations between French and Britain. The strengths of Britain over France might have been thought to be overwhelming but they actually are not. Although the British resources of money and men (militarily speaking) was seemingly endless, the British did not have a great image. The French were outnumbered severely in population size, but the networks of forts that they had built up, !
as well as the small army that was already in place, did move the French to earlier easy victories. French troops received orders easily from a central government and little confusion provided for great efficiency. Many times British orders were delayed or out dated by the long travel across the Atlantic from Britain. The lack of a government contributed to some of the anarchy during...
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