How did The Proclamation of 1763 make American colonists think it was time for independence from Britain?

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Oct 6, 2017

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The American Colonists felt betrayed by the British Proclamation of 1763

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The French and Indian Wars started over disputes over control of the Ohio River Valley. The area was claimed by the French in Canada, and the Colonists of Virginia and Pennsylvania.

The first battle of the French and Indian Wars was fought between a group of Virginians under George Washington and the French. The French won and forced the Colonists to retreat. This was the start of the French and Indian Wars.

Another campaign of the French and Indian Wars was the defeat of the combined British and American forces outside of Pittsburgh. The campaign was fought to the win the point of three rivers that controlled the Ohio River Valley. The defeat cost thousands of colonists lives due to the mistakes of the British officers.

During the French and Indian Wars American militias were asked to leave their homes undefended from Indian raids to support the British forces. Homes and families were lost to the Indians fighting for the French. America forces helped with the invasion of Canada that won the war for the British.

After the French and Indian Wars the colonist expected to reap the reward of settlement of the Ohio River Valley. The Proclamation of 1763 reserved the Ohio River Valley for the Indian tribes and fur trade that benefited only the British.

The colonist felt betrayed. Their sacrifices during the French and Indian War had not benefited the American Colonists, at all. The lands west of the Appalachians was closed to them due to the Proclamation of 1763. Americans would fight the British to gain the right to settle west of the Appalachians which was one of the causes of the American Revolution.

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Oct 4, 2017

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They wanted to go West of the Appalachians

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The Royal Proclamation stated that the colonists did not have the right to cross the Appalachians to settle there. This was beneficial to the Indians but angered the colonists and contributed to their will to become independent.

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