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By Alan Farmer

The Access to History sequence is the preferred and depended on sequence for AS- and A-level heritage scholars. the recent titles mix the entire strengths of this well-loved sequence with a brand new layout and lines that permit all scholars entry to the content material and learn abilities had to in attaining examination good fortune. layout gains include:

-AS questions and examination tips
-Definitions of key terms

-Summaries of key ancient debates

This booklet investigates the occasions which resulted in the British domination of the North American colonies in the course of its clash with France, and the ensuing tensions which this luck. It is going directly to learn the British guidelines in the direction of the colonies and the way those laid the trail to American independence and, eventually, the structure. the level to which a revolution happened is analyzed, and the narrative concludes by way of the influence of this independence on Britain and the US. through the booklet, key dates, phrases, and concerns are highlighted, and historic interpretations of key debates are defined. precis diagrams are incorporated to consolidate wisdom and knowing of the interval, and exam-style questions and assistance written through examiners for the AQA and Edexcel examination requirements give you the chance to boost examination talents.

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24 marks) Exam tips (a) To answer this question you will need to assemble a range of reasons to explain British success and you should try to present your reasons in a logical order, so as to emphasise the links between them and show which you consider the most important. You will need to refer to the contribution of Pitt and his diplomatic strategy and the importance of ‘money’ as well as the military and naval strategy employed by the British. Try to show some judgement in your conclusion. (b) Always ensure you write a short plan for a question like this.

Once they lost that control they became in effect slaves – an emotive term to Americans. Direct American representation in Parliament was thought impracticable by most colonists because of the distance involved. A handful of American MPs, some colonists feared, would be worse than none. Their presence at Westminster would simply give Parliament the excuse to levy higher taxes on the colonies. The only proper way to raise money in America, the colonists maintained, was through the colonial assemblies.

1). The British regarded the ‘Proclamation Line’ as a temporary measure to reassure the Indians, minimise white–Indian conflict, and allow time for a comprehensive policy to be worked out. The intention was not to curb white expansion permanently but to ensure that it was gradual and controlled. The Plan of 1764 The Plan of 1764 placed the fur trade directly under royal control. Only licensed traders could obtain furs. Commissaries were to be appointed to supervise the exchange of furs between whites and Indians at designated sites.

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