History of the United States
American Revolution

How did the Proclamation of 1763 contribute to the American Revolution?

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07/09/2011

The Proclamation of 1763 prohibited unrestricted settlement of the area west of the Appellation Mountains. This was resented by those colonists who wanted to settle there, and by other colonists who saw the proclamation as another evidence of arbitrary laws enacted without consideration of the desires of the people they governed.