The Proclamation Act

1763

Summary of the Act

  • Issued by King George III
  • Issued after the French and Indian war
  • Forbid settlement of War of the Appalachian Mountains
  • Meant to Stabilize Relationship w/ Native Americans

Summary of Response/Reaction

  • Upset because people had died to fight in the war for land
  • What about colonists already settled in the war?
  • What about the colonists already settled in the west?
  • Why reject expansion?
  • Do you just want to keep an eye on the colonists?