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The Royal Proclamation of 1763 The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was issued by King George III after the gain of French territory resulting from the French and Indian war. The proclamation prohibited the settlement of the land beyond the appalachian mountains in order to maintain peace with Indians and to prevent further casualties. Although the proclamation was made with the intention of protection the colonists, the colonists viewed it as oppression. It angered the colonists who wished to expand into new farmlands, as they believed that they, “...purchased the land with their blood in the most recent war” (The American Pageant, 113). Feeling defiant, the colonists decided to resist the proclamation and still expanded west. Treaty of…show more content…
French and Indian Wars (1688-1763) The French and Indian Wars is the American name for the series of wars that occurred in North America from 1688-1763. They included King William's War, Queen Anne's War, King George's war, and the French and Indian War, also known as the 7 years war. A major motive to the wars was the control of North American territory and especially Hudson Bay, which was very important to the fur trade business. King William's War (1688-1697) King William’s War was the first of the French and Indian Wars. The war was caused due to the treaties and agreements made at the end of King Phillip’s War not being followed. Another main component was control over the fur trade industry and supremacy of North America. King William’s War was ended by the Treaty of Ryswick in 1697. The treaty gave back north American territorial gains during the war back to the original holders. Queen Anne’s War / War of Spanish Succession Queen Anne's War was the second of the French and Indian Wars and was fought between 1701 and 1714. The main reasons for the war included the rivalry between France and England in America, a problem that was not solved by the Treaty of Ryswick in 1697. Two months after Queen Anne rose to the British throne, the three allied powers declared war on France on May 1702. The Treaty of Utrecht ended the war and gave Britain fur trading posts in the Hudson Bay area, Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia. King
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