I. The Proclamation of 1763: The Proclamation of 1763 was England’s attempt to end Indian problems by preventing westward movement by colonists. The King and his council presented this manifesto to calm the Indian’s fears, for they felt as if the colonists were going to push them off their lands when expanding westward. This proclamation delivered that colonists and land speculators were restricted from any land west of the top of the river that flowed into the Atlantic Ocean from the west or northwest. However, the “colonial land speculators” were furious because their claims were denied and they couldn’t rent from residents already on the land that they had purchased in the Ohio Valley. Coming out of the French and Indian War, the Proclamation of 1763 was the primary complaint for colonial settlers leading to the American Revolution.
II. Lexington and Concord, MA in 1775: In the early 1775, General Thomas Gage sent his troops to seize the ammunitions that were hidden in Concord, Massachusetts. The troops were also ordered to detain the “political traitors” Samuel Adams and John Hancock, who were staying in Lexington; however, …show more content…
Forming the Sons of Liberty was one strategy the American colonists adopted to resist British imperial impositions. It was put together by a group of men in the summer of 1765, when they felt like it was time to fight against Parliament that they can’t be taxed if it wasn’t “imposed” from their legislatures. They regrouped in 1767 to oppose the Townshend Acts. Instead of being violent, the colonists dressed a certain way, substitute out their teas, papers, and other goods. Another way they resisted British imperial impositions was from arguing, “no ‘imperial’ Parliament exists,” and Parliament couldn’t pass any more laws for the colonies. The British didn’t consent to the colonists arguments, but when they felt the “effects of the American boycott,” they agreed to