Proclamation of 1763

From a Loyalist's Point of View

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What Caused the Proclamation to be Issued

The Proclamation of 1763 was issued after the 7 Years War. The 7 Years War allowed England to gain all of the land in the Ohio River Valley. Great Britain promised the Native Americans that they could keep their land in the Ohio River Valley, and the British kept their promise. Once the proclamation was issued, there was a big uproar among the colonists.

What The Proclamation Said

The Proclamation of 1763 put restrictions on where the colonists could live because England was keeping their promise to the Native Americans that they could keep their land in the Ohio River Valley. It stated that the colonists could not live West of the Appalachian Mountains. It was also put in place because if the Americans started to settle the West, then British administrative forces and resources would be stretched thinner than they already were in the colonies. Native Americans and the French were still fighting in some areas, and the British, always watching out for the colonists, did not want the Americans to get in the middle of the fights and fuel the fires.

Why It Was Helpful

The Proclamation of 1763 helped keep the colonists safe from the fights between the Native Americans and the French. By letting the Native Americans keep their land, Great Britain created a stronger bond with the Native Americans and that would come in handy later on in the future. Making sure that the British still had a little control over the Americans, to make sure that they were running smoothly, is another thing that the proclamation helped cement.

Proclamation of 1763

Friday, Oct. 7th 1763 at 3pm

St. James Court

The Proclamation of 1763 was signed on this day.

Made By: Jillian Rash