Proclamation of 1763

– Before Sugar & Stamp Acts

– Following the French & Indian War, the Native Peoples approached the English Government worried about Colonists entering their land

– French were hunters & traders, English colonists were farmers, taking over the land

– at first, the British government paid them no mind

– Pontiac’s Rebellion: Native Americans destroyed every British Fort in the area west of the Appalachians, with 2000 colonists killed

– British government negotiated a treaty to prevent colonists from moving west of the Appalachians

– Proclamation of 1763

– despite this, some colonists continued to settle the area

Sons & Daugthers of Liberty

– these persons helped organize the boycotts

– Sam Adams, one of the founders in Boston

– told Thomas Hutchinson that his house would be destroyed if he did not resign

– Thomas Hutchinson, British appointed governor of Boston & Sam Adams’ brother-in-law – most stamp distributors resigned or fled

Declaratory Act

– British Parliament had the authority to make laws that applied to the colonists “in all cases whatsoever”