The Proclamation of 1763 - Ayan Ghosh
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The Royal Proclamation of 1763 By Ayan Ghosh Period 1
The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was a set of laws passed by The British. to forbid further exploration Westward in America. Exploration beyond the Appalachians was prohibited. Citizens and government officials were not allowed to purchase land from the Indians. Only licensed traders could make a trade with the Indians. The laws were passed by King George III and were passed on October 7, 1763
This act was passed shortly after the Seven Years War. Britain had to be careful in spending. They couldn't afford any more protection for any new colonies, therefore the created this act to prevent any further exploration.
The British had just won the war and gained a huge load of land. All this land needed protection. They felt this act was necessary because it was very costly to put protection on any more land. They didn't have any money, so to prevent from having to spend, they passed the laws
The Colonists were very angry about these laws. Citizens greed for more land, money, and resources lead to illegal exploration. Eurpeans thought that they discovered this land and that they should have a right to further explore the land.
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