Literary Analysis Of The Royal Proclamation Of 1763

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Analysis of The Royal Proclamation of 1763 The title of the source is The Proclamation of 1763. The document is a primary source of a law produced by the British King and Parliament. The title gives away that it was produced in 1763. This document was created as a response to Pontiac’s Rebellion, which was one of the first act of revolt against the Settler. The Native American Chief Pontiac made it clear that he would not endure the white man’s aggression when he tells his people “Send them back to the country which I made for them. There let them remain.” (American Yawp, Pontiac Calls for War). It is also a reaction to the conclusion of the French and Indian War. It was drafted after the Treaty of Paris, and it sought to appease the Native Americans. The Main idea of this legislation is that it strictly forbade American settlers from expanding west of the Appalachian Mountains. In the text it states, “any lands, not having been ceded to or purchased by us, are reserved to the said Indians” (Source 1). This is after the colonists had already occupied almost the entirety of the land east of the Appalachians and were eager for more territory. Therefore, they were enraged by this new prescribed policy and the untimely halt of expansion. The source is very biased in that it only takes into consideration the wellbeing Great Britain. It the document itself it is stated numerous times that this decision was made “with the advice of our said Privy Council” (Source 1). The audience

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