The French and Indian War The Glorious Revolution Queen Anne’s War, the Peace of Utrecht Economic Regulations Molasses Act, 1733 King George’ s War Population Explosion in English Colonies 250,000 people in colonies in 1700 1.25 million in 1750 1.75 million in 1760 “Join or Die” General Braddock at Fort Duquesne William Pitt Ohio River Indians Iroquois Treaty of Paris, 1763 Spain acquired vast Louisiana territory west of Mississippi River British acquired Florida and Canada. Proclamation of 1763 Convinced colonists of growing strength, yet left them debt-ridden and weakened in man power. Spurred economic development and brought in British capital, but made colonial economy vulnerable to English cyclic fluctuation. War widows and fatherless children in poverty, need of aid. Laboring class suffered greatly, rising prices and less demand. Legislative assemblies gained more power. Military and political leaders trained. Colonists traveled vast lands, west appeared open for exploitation. British and colonies in debt. Colonists, free of French and Spanish threat, began to think about going it alone. Colonists saw British as fallible. British thought colonists unreliable and poor fighters.