The Colonists Fought for the British!

Yes! The American colonists fought alongside the English in the French and Indian War, against the French and the Native Americans. Because the colonists fought for England, they believed that they had earned the British government’s respect and a say in their own government. Unfortunately, they were in for a rude awakening because a mere 8 months after the end of the French and Indian War, King George III passed the Proclamation of 1763, which forbade the migration of settlers west of the Appalachian Mountains.

A painting of the French and Indian War

A painting of the French and Indian War

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