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What problems did Britain face in North America after 1763?

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09/13/2011

After the French and Indian War (1754-63), Britain's American territory greatly expanded and Britain had to find means to pay off their war debt. There solution was to impose more taxes on the colonists, in order to collect revenues. In order to keep the Native Americans on their side and prevent any unnecessary violence between whites and Indians, Britain imposed the Proclamation Line of 1763 (which forbade any colonists from settling onto the new territory west of the Appalachian Mountains, and required any settlers already livign wes tof the mountains to move back east). With this newly-imposed restrictions and taxes, there was tensioned political, economic, and ideological realtions between Britain and North America. The American colonies were divided between Loyalists/Tories and Patriots/Whigs. Though the majority of colonists desired independence from the mother country, with some hesistation. Thus the main problems Britain faced in North America after 1763 were: maintaining their rule of their greatly-expanded territory, preventing violence among the whites and the Indians, paying off their war debt, and stopping an American Revolution by more strictly imposing their rule (in attempt to prevent colonists from gaining independence from Britain). ****Hope that answered your question. :)