Proclamation of 1763
Post French and Indian War
How far must one go to prove their worth? How long until such needed appreciation becomes apparent? What else must Britain do to gain the respect that is due from colonies it raised?
The Proclamation of 1763 was not a punishment, nor an act of cruelty. The Proclamation of 1763 was simply the behavior of a mother protecting it's young child. Great Britain was taking the colonies best interest in mind when setting the boundary of settlements west of the appalachian mountains. Yet here we are, within british-oriented colonies, there are those who curse the name of the very King who fights to protect us. How can someone blindly push away the guardian that offers food, shelter, comfort, and safety? As the common saying goes, "Don't bite the hand that feeds you." That is exactly what the patriots are doing, like a dog senselessly snapping and snarling at it's caring owner. A once peaceful, obedient puppy gone rabid. The French and Indian War was long and tolling, such as any war. And such as any war, there was casualties of our brethren. The King, to prevent the reoccurrence of such bloodshed, prohibited settlement on Indian territory west of the appalachian mountains. Thus, keeping peace with the Native Americans by respecting their fair share of land. Once again, Great Britain proves it's intentions of being a fair, justified protecter of America.