Moving Towards Revolution - Hayden Galloway P5 IB History Of the Americas Significance of 1763 as a turning point Treaty of Paris Increase British

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Hayden Galloway P5 IB History Of the Americas 1-15-19 Significance of 1763 as a turning point: Treaty of Paris, Increase British control of the colonies. British Action Rationale Colonial reaction Rational Proclamation of 1763 Following the French and Indian War, westward expansion once again resumed for the colonists in English North America. This angered the natives whose lands were being intruded upon, and under an Ottawa Chief named Pontiac, an alliance of different native tribes began resisting colonial growth into their territory (Pontiac's Rebellion) To prevent further fighting, the British Empire drew a line on the Appalachian Mountains and declared that the colonists weren’t allowed to expand westward. failure to comply -Helped to restrict illegal fur trade -Many native tribes supported the Proclamation in hopes of creating a definitive boundary between whites and themselves -Colonists ignored the treaty and continued to expand westward. Social unrest was common in coastal New England. With the rapid economic and population growth, more and more people wished to expand and take new lands to make more money. As the land was taken up in the established boundaries east of the Appalachians, settlers began pushing past in hopes of better prospects. The colonies were not used to direct English control and disliked it. They believed expansion should be their own matter and they should be the ones to deal with it. Sugar Act The act supplemented the ending of the Molasses Act which was a large tax on all Molasses, however, it was so expensive that it was rarely enforced. To avoid this problem the English Parliament made the tax half of what the Molasses tax was and in turn promised stricter enforcement. The act was to raise revenue from sugar, and was not meant to restrict its trading. The revenue was needed by Boston experimented with boycotts on British products Sent petitions to England which were ignored The Sugar Act came to the colonies at a time of a small economic depression and the colonists were more angry about its effect on the economy than anything else. It also led to economic decline of molasses as smuggling it became very dangerous and risky with higher levels of enforcement, slowed the entire trade of molasses and rum in
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the English Empire to pay off debts from the Seven Years War which largely occured in the America’s against the French forces, so the English believed that they should help pay for the debt. the America’s which was a very large economic source for the colonies. The believed it affected there trading which was big in the northern colonies, and this upset many people, especially merchants that relied on sea trade to survive.
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