The Proclamation Of 1763 : An Overview Essay example

901 Words Sep 17th, 2015 4 Pages
Kelly Nguyen
Sunshine McClain
History G170
Part 1:

I. The Proclamation of 1763: The Proclamation of 1763 was England’s attempt to end Indian problems by preventing westward movement by colonists. The King and his council presented this manifesto to calm the Indian’s fears, for they felt as if the colonists were going to push them off their lands when expanding westward. This proclamation delivered that colonists and land speculators were restricted from any land west of the top of the river that flowed into the Atlantic Ocean from the west or northwest. However, the “colonial land speculators” were furious because their claims were denied and they couldn’t rent from residents already on the land that they had purchased in the Ohio Valley. Coming out of the French and Indian War, the Proclamation of 1763 was the primary complaint for colonial settlers leading to the American Revolution.

II. Lexington and Concord, MA in 1775: In the early 1775, General Thomas Gage sent his troops to seize the ammunitions that were hidden in Concord, Massachusetts. The troops were also ordered to detain the “political traitors” Samuel Adams and John Hancock, who were staying in Lexington; however, they were informed by the approaching British soldiers, William Dawes, Samuel Prescott and Paul Revere. As Captain John Parker ordered his troops to scatter, a shot went off, and that was the beginning of the American Revolution.

III. The Declaration of Independence in 1776: The…

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