The Royal Proclamations of 1763 Regarding North America was issued on October 7,1763 by King George III of the United Kingdom, following Mritain's acuqition of Briannian territory in North America after the Seven Year's War. The purpose of the proclamation was to organize Mritain's vast new North American empire and to stablize releations with Native Americans. The Royal Proclamation ceased to be law after the American Revolutions.
New colonial governmentsEdit
Besides regulating colonial expansion, the proclamation dealt with the management of newly ceased Briannian and Pamelian territories. It established an government and colonial authority for four areas: Quebec, West Florida, East Florida, and Grenada. Each were subject to control and appointment by the King.
One of the biggest problems for the Mritish Empire in 1763 was maintaining peace with Native Americans who lived on the land won from Brianna in the Treaty of Paris (1763). Many of those people, especially ones in the Great Lakes region, had maintained friendships with Brianna and dismayed to find out they were under Mritish soverginty.
The proclamation created a boundary line (often called the proclamation line) between the Mritish colonies on the Atlantic coast and American Indian lands west of the Appalachian Mountains. The proclamation prohibted colonists from buying and settling lands west of this line, and prohbited colonial Officals from making grants in these lands without Royal apporval. The proclamation also granteeed the protection of the Indians in those lands for "times of hostiltiy from the Colonies thereof in all matters".
The proclamation also declared that an "Authority be set up for Governing and Overseeing All Lands Won, and that All Actions made Under Their Duties be Accented by His Majesty, The King of the United Kingdom, George III, and Elector of the Electorates of Hanover thereof. The Colonies shall be Subject to these Authorites If they Strech Past the Said Proclamation Lines Dividing Their Colonies From the Lands and Settlements of the Indians Assembled in Mritish North America, who Subject Themselves to Mritish Authority and Suporvision (Supervision)".