Proclamation Line of 1763

Nick & Payton ! Period 3.

The British made the Proclamation Line in 1763, and said that the colonists could no longer pass this line for their safety. The Proclamation Line was a line that separated the colonists from the Indians, because the British were tired of protecting them. The Proclamation Line was located off the crest of the Appalachian Mountains and the line ran from Florida to Canada near the west coast and reserved the land for the natives. The British fought, and sent a spread of small pox that won this land,and so the colonists start to get angry because they can't even use the land. The colonists kept pushing into the land anyways. British settlers occupied the forbidden zone, many were given large land grants. With all of the land to cover, it was very difficult, that many colonists passed by without any of the British knowing.


Alyssa Beavers, Caleb Honore, Kaylyn Boldman period 3


Dear Editor:

We are very upset about the Proclamation Line! Some of us have been fighting in the war for a long time, now we can't gain the west land that we deserve! We fought in the French and Indian war and the British sent small pox, which wiped out the Indians. All in all we rightfully gained the land. The question is why can't we use it? The Proclamation Line is an invisible line along the Appalachian Mountains that won't let the colonists go past it, and expand in the west territory. They say that it is a way to ease the fears of Indians who worried that colonists would drive them from their lands. Also, it is costing too much money to keep Indians away from the settlers. Parliament is just too cheap! They made this to also to be a part of the British mercantile system. To make more money, so they will make money but not spend it to get the land we deserve. Some people think we should protest, others think we need to attack. Some even think that we should ignore it. I don't care how but we need to get that land!

Sincerely,

Caleb Honore

Kaylyn Boldman

Alyssa Beavers

Urbana OH

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Landon corn, Sara clarke

The British started to end the self rule by making the navigation acts. The navigation acts were a set of laws that taxed the colonists when they traded on waters. It made them buy only British made ships and any producs that the colonies needed had to go through British ports and taxed. They could only buy products sold by the British. This made self rule limited in trading. It also limited profits for the colonists by the British making money. They started to take away self rule in 1650- 1700s in the 13 colonies. The British did this to stop compotision from the colonits. The way they did this was by voting on it in the parlament without represinting the colonists.

Bennie and Allysa

Dear Editor,

Settlers want to move on Indian land, but we believe this is wrong. We should honor our treaty and not move into the land they are on. This keeps settlers from taking their homes and more of their lives. Imagine if it was you, that strangers came and robbed you of your homes, killed your family and friends, if your willing to do this to them, then you have no compassion as a human being because there is no chance of salvation for taking innocent lives. Also, not only do we not have the money, we can not maintain an army to fight. We plan to honor our treaties and not defy our king who signed the proclamation himself. To take their homes is to betray ours though it is your choice to do so.

Sincerely,

Bennie and Allysa

Trevor Thomas & Colton Fultz P.8

Dear Editor,

In the fall of 1763, a royal decree was issued that prohibited the North American colonists from establishing or maintaining settlements west of an imaginary line running down the crest of the Appalachian Mountains. The proclamation acknowledged that Native Americans owned the lands on which they were then residing and white settlers in the area were to be removed.

However, provisions were made to allow specially licensed individuals and entities to operate fur trading ventures in the prescribed area. There were two motivations for this policy. The colonists were upset by this Royal Decree because of the economic bonanzas available over the crest of the mountian. Gold,Silver, and Lumber were bountiful all across the western part of North America. The colonists also had no representation in the issue of the decree, so they really had almost no rights in the situation. The colonists were treated as plebians of the Royal Society. The proximity of the line is unfair and should be removed immediately. The Royal Crown is being prodigal with its taxing and ruling of the colonies. The english have an ample supply of wealth, and there is no need to be doing what they are doing becuase they are the most powerful nation in the world at this time. The colonies need to stop cowering and stand for their natural rights, as John Locke stated. proc-1763-72dpi.jpg