The Madras influence on American Independence

The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle of 1748, sometimes called the Treaty of Aachen, ended the War of the Austrian Succession France regained Cape Breton Island in Canada, lost during the war, and it returned the captured city of Madras in India to Great Britain. British colonists in New England and merchants back in Great Britain resented the return of Louisbourg to the French which they had captured the stronghold in…