Proclamation Of 1763: The Conflicts Of Pontiac's War

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1. Proclamation of 1763 The Proclamation of 1763 was George III’s attempt to appease the Native Americans and conclude the armed conflicts of Pontiac’s War. This proclamation declared direct British management of land dealings, settlement, commerce, and more actions of non-Indians west of a Proclamation Line across the Appalachian summit. The British government pursued control of American development by asserting its influence over the multiple colonies competing to obtain western lands. The proclamation acknowledged Indian land titles in all places west of the line, until tribal administrations agreed to surrender their territories to Britain through accords. This proclamation, while addressing Indians’ worries, irritated the colonies by subordinating their western apprehensions to regal authority and, they dreaded, by obstructing expansion. 2. Sugar Act Succeeding the proclamation of 1763, British Parliament passed the Sugar Act in 1764. The act was established to raise income to help pay for the protection of North America; it ended the exclusion of colonial commerce from revenue-raising processes. The Sugar Act immensely complicated the obligations for …show more content…

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