Proclamation of 1763

Why the Proclamation was formed?

Britain's financial reasoning for the proclamation of 1763 was so they could take advantage of fur trade. They wanted to expand trade further which had to do with the Native American Indians who settled on the frontier. The battle to take advantage of fur trade led to the Beaver Wars.

Reasoning for the Proclamation

At the end of the French and Indian War, the Royal Proclamation of 1763 established the Proclamation Line along the Appalachian Mountains, safeguarding Indian lands and territories and repaying the Native American Indians who helped the British out during the war. Many of the American Indians in the Great Lakes region had close relationships with France and were shocked to find that they were now under British control. Pontiac's Rebellion during the Pontiac War (1763–66) was an unsuccessful effort by Native American Indians to prevent Great Britain from occupying the land previously claimed by France, and this helped the implementation of the Royal Proclamation of 1763. The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was an attempt by the British crown to separate white settlements from Indian country. The colonists took that the Royal Proclamation of 1763 clearly demonstrated that the British King was on the side of the Indians.

Who the war was between?

The war between the French and the British was because of land and different animal furs. Some Native American peoples—primarily in the Great Lakes region—had a long and close relationship with France, and were dismayed to find that they were now under British rule. They missed the gifts the French bestowed and the relative amicity with the French, neither of which they had with the British. Pontiac's Rebellion (1763–66), a war launched by a group of natives around the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley, was an unsuccessful effort by the western tribes to push the British back. The Proclamation of 1763 had been in the works before Pontiac's Rebellion, but the outbreak of the conflict hastened the process. British officials hoped the proclamation would reconcile American Indians to British rule and help to prevent future hostilities.

When did it all happen?

The proclamation all started because of the war between the French and the British obviously, but the war started in 1754 C.E and ended in 1763 C.E. The outcome was one of the most significant developments in a century of Anglo-French conflict. France ceded its territory east of the Mississippi to Great Britain. It ceded French Louisiana west of the Mississippi River (including New Orleans) to its ally Spain, in compensation for Spain's loss to Britain of Florida(Spain had ceded this to Britain in exchange for the return of Havana, Cuba). France's colonial presence north of the Caribbean was reduced to the islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, confirming Britain's position as the dominant colonial power in eastern North America.


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