The Seven Year's War Impacted Colonial Development

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The Seven Year’s War impacted colonial development in Canada as the British gained control of the majority of Canada’s land and had dominant power due to their victory against the French colonies. As a result of the war and the Treaty, it ended French political and cultural influence in Canada. It also had influenced colonial development as people were to abide the laws and constitutions developed by British with British Crown being the head of state. Further, Aboriginal people were excluded from the Treaty of Paris as lands were divided with no provision for the Aboriginal people’s lands. b) Following the Treaty of Paris, King George III issued a Royal Proclamation (1763), what did the Proclamation outline? The Proclamation outlines many matters: British Governor ruling Quebec, replacing the French system to English law, promoting English and Protestant religion, and allowing the Canadiens to speak French and practice Catholic religion. The relevant part of Proclamation to the Aboriginal people was the large areas of land to the west of the Thirteen Colonies were reserved for them. Thus, it recognized Indigenous people as a nation. Settlers and fur traders were not allowed to enter these lands without special government permission. Further, the Proclamation prohibited colonial governors from making any grants or taking any land cessions from First Nations people and established a set of procedures for the purchasing of First Nations land. Also, Indian Department became

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