Life In the Colonies

Loyalists Point of View

Introduction

We as loyalists strive to carry on tradition, show respect for our mother country, and stay loyal to our original home, Great Britain. As you read this newspaper, you shall find a new side. We will be showing our side of the Causes of the American Revolution.

The Proclomation of 1763

The Proclamation of 1763 is an Event that allowed Indians owned the lands on which they were on. The Proclamation prohibited settlement by whites on Indian territory. It established a British-administered reservation from west of the Appalachians and south of Hudson Bay to the Floridas and ordered white settlers to withdraw. Settlers had to stay east of the line. By doing this, it kept the colonies and Native Americans from fighting with each other. By Britain creating this, it kept the colonies safe and still loyal to Britain.


The Motovations

The motivations for the Proclamation were to avoid warfare with Natives and to concentrate colonial settlements on the seaboard where they could be active parts of British mercantilism.

the warfare with the Indians had little to do with the affection for the tribes, but it was very expensive too, and Britain didn't have enough soldiers for battle. Some Indians actually welcomed it while others realized that the proclamation would provide little room for the next upcoming settlers. I believe that Britain was actually trying to help them, after all they're strange people.

The other motivation for the proclamation was to concentrate on colonial settlements for mercantilism. The first priority of Britain trade officials was to populate the areas in Florida and Canada where colonists could trade with the mother country. Settlers living on the west would have little opportunity to trade with English merchants.