The French and Indian War marks a major turning point in the relationship between Great Britain and her colonies. Due to restrictions on westward expansion, an unbearable amount of taxes, and new found political confidence from the colonies, the fractured relationship between the two leads to the ultimate fall out: The American Revolution. After 7 years of fighting, liberty is upheld and the American rebels earn their right to self-governance. Self-governance though, proves to be equally as tough a task. From the Articles of Confederation, the Constitutional Convention, and two presidential elections, it wasn't until the election of 1800 that the United States found it's political identity: the two party system.