The Road to Independen19

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The Road to Independence Rebellion that made a  new  nation The British government, fearing a series of Indian wars, believed that the lands should  be opened on a more gradual basis. Restricting movement was also a way of ensuring  royal control over existing settlements before allowing the formation of new ones. The  Royal Proclamation of 1763 reserved all the western territory between the Allegheny  Mountains, Florida, the Mississippi River, and Quebec for use by Native Americans.  Thus the Crown attempted to sweep away every western land claim of the 13 colonies  and to stop westward expansion. Although never effectively enforced, this measure, in  the eyes of the colonists, constituted a high-handed disregard of their fundamental right  to occupy and settle western lands. More serious in its repercussions was the new British revenue policy.  London needed 
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