2 1 British Imperialism

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  • It is a common misconception that imperialist rule in a country is detrimental to the imperialised country at hand. However, in the case of Singapore, the British established a ruling system that the Singaporean government could follow.
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2 1 British Imperialism

  1. 1. British Imperialism From the French and Indian War to the American Revolution
  2. 2. A History of Neglect <ul><li>Poor Imperial Leadership in the colonies </li></ul><ul><li>Colonial legislatures were self-sufficient and held power of the purse </li></ul><ul><li>Salutary Neglect </li></ul>
  3. 3. The French and Indian War <ul><li>Both England and France claimed the Ohio River Valley </li></ul><ul><li>France has better relations with natives of the interior - Huron </li></ul><ul><li>England has more soldiers/militia </li></ul><ul><li>The key would be the Iroquois </li></ul>
  4. 4. The French and Indian War <ul><li>Washington begins the war? </li></ul><ul><li>Natives attacked the western frontier </li></ul><ul><li>The French army clashed with the British </li></ul><ul><li>The Iroquois eventually supported the British </li></ul><ul><li>England defeated France at Quebec </li></ul>
  5. 5. A Change in Policy <ul><li>Britain now had an enormous territory saddled with an enormous debt </li></ul><ul><li>Colonists did not want taxation by Parliament </li></ul><ul><li>Britain viewed land/colonies as having value, beyond trade </li></ul>
  6. 6. A Change in Policy <ul><li>Troops were needed to protect the frontier </li></ul><ul><li>To prevent conflict with the natives the Proclamation of 1763 was developed </li></ul><ul><li>Grenville began a series of colonial tax measures to pay off the debt </li></ul>

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