How Did British Discourage Americans?

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Because of the Treaty of Paris, Britain gained a substantial portion of American soil. Britain tried to discourage Americans from settling there because their resources were running low. Because French government had yielded this land to Britain, didn’t necessarily mean that the Ohio Valley’s French peoples would give up their rights to land or trade, readily. Spread out groups of French settlers made Britain scared of another long fight. The Native Americans, who were allied with the French, continued to battle after the peace had been obtained. The Proclamation of 1763 was proposed to keep the Americans from settling in the aforementioned land. It basically made certain borders for settlement of the thirteen colonies. Even though it was…show more content…
Search warrants were given to British inspectors to search ships. Rule breakers didn’t receive trial by jury, but they were handed over to the British admiralty courts. The admiralty courts dealt with salvage insurance property. There was no jury; just judge appointed by government. British government wanted to move custom cases into the court like smuggling. Then, the British began levying taxes against the American colonists. The Seven Years’ War was very expensive. The American colonists payed lower taxes than mainland English residents. Money gained from taxing items was used to pay for military defense. Colonies weren’t represented in Parliament and to tax them without giving them that representation was liking taking away their rights. The Stamp Act of 1765 had not been a first time attempt on taxation of the Americans. The Parliament had passed the Sugar Act and Currency act the year before. Since the tax was gathered at ports, it was easily avoided. Once Parliament passed the Stamp Act in March of 1765, things started to change. Every printed item was taxed such as newspapers, books, and playing cards. Stamps on these items prove that the taxes had been
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