What was the primary purpose of the British when they issued the Proclamation of 1763?
The British wanted to preserve the fur trade with the Native American tribes west of the Appalachian Mountains.
Before the French and Indian wars the French controlled the profitable fur trade with the Native American tribes. With the defeat of the French during the French and Indian Wars the British gained control of Canada and the fur trade.
The Native American tribes resented and feared the encroachment of the American colonists on their lands. The settlers like Daniel Boone and Boone's town were moving west of the Appalachian Mountains.
The British in order to preserve the fur trade and friendly relations with the Native American Tribes issued the proclamation of 1763 forbidding American colonists settlers from settling on land west of the crest of the Appalachian mountains.
The purpose of the Proclamation of 1763 was to prevent the American Colonists disrupting the profitable fur trade with the Native American tribes.