Proclamation of 1763



The Crown aimed the Proclamation of 1763 at all residents of British North America and at policy makers in England. It attempted to integrate into the enlarged British sphere both Indians and Euro-American colonists. To the colonists, however, it suggested that imperial officials blamed them, not the Indians, for the violence associated with Pontiac's Rebellion. For policy makers at home, the proclamation suggested a new imperial-colonial relationship that defined the limits of colonial autonomy and expansion.

South Carolina officials saw the proclamation as an opportunity...

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King George III (Library of Congress)

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