Proclamation Act

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  • Royal Proclamation, 1763
    • Created new colonies in Quebec and Florida
    • Key Features
      • Drew the proclamation line, along the Appalochian mountains and declared British colonists could not settle beyond it
    • Cause of
      • Response to Treaty of Paris which gave Ohio County to Britain
      • Britiain wants to improve relations with the natives after Pontiac's rebellion by preventing colonists from settling on Native land
    • Consequence of
      • Colonists furious that they cannot  exploit the newly won territory
      • Improve relations between British and natives
      • Many colonists ignored the proclamation.
    • Seriously damages colonist- British relationship

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