Friday, February 10, 2017

The Treaty of Paris

On this date in 1763 the Treaty of Paris was signed ending the French & Indian War. 
The results of the war effectively ended French political and cultural influence in North America. England gained all French possessions east of the Mississippi, except New Orleans and vastly strengthened its hold on the continent. (All French possessions west of the Mississippi are given to the Spanish).
Though the war seemed to strengthen England's hold on the colonies, the effects of the French and Indian War played a major role in the worsening relationship between England and its colonies that eventually led into the Revolutionary War.
The war also had subtler results. It badly eroded the relationship between England and Native Americans and the colonies would feel their wrath. 

Preparing to Meet the Enemy by Robert Griffing

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