Proclamation Act

Issued October 7th, 1763, by King George III

What is it?

The purpose of the proclamation was to organize 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 had done.