Proclamation Act

Issued October 7, 1763, by King George III

What is it?

  • It forbade all settlers from settling past a line drawn along the Appalachian Mountains
  • organized Great Britain's new North American empire and to stabilize relations with Native North Americans through regulation of trade, settlement, and land purchases on the western frontier.

Reaction of the Colonists

  • They felt it was unfair to restrict them to a certain amount of land after all the hard work and fighting they'd done