feb 23, 1763 - New
Date: October 7, 1763
Caption of event: In 1763, at the end of the French and Indian War, the British issued a proclamation, mainly intended to conciliate the Indians by checking the encroachment of settlers on their lands. In the centuries since the proclamation, it has become one of the cornerstones of Native American law in the United States and Canada.
British Rationale: British intended to forbid colonists from moving west.
Colonial Reaction: Resentment and failure to comply
Colonial Rationale: Colonists thought they were being pressed upon because British were violating to move west.
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