Proclamation Of 1763 Dbq Analysis

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Disagreements over the ability of the American colonies to govern themselves and the unjust taxes lead to the war between the colonies and the British from 1765 to 1783. According to historians beliefs, there is one reason as to the motivation for the colonial elites and the ordinary citizens to participate in the American Revolution. This is true on the account of both groups vying for independence from Britain. Although the ordinary citizens such as women who are fighting for equal rights, farmers looking to expand westward and lower the amount of taxes, and slaves who wanted to be free, which are more on a personal scale. The colonial elites on the other were motivated by economic means, such as wanting to have equality for all, and the …show more content…
In spite of women’s motivation others were affected on a personal scale, farmers were impacted by British laws that taxed them and limited their growth. Farmers were unable to migrate and expand their settlements westward due to the Proclamation of 1763. The map titled, Map of the 13 colonies (British North American Empire) in 1763 outlines the areas of settlement that were a native territory and non-native territory. The map shows the effect of the Proclamation of 1763 by showing the available territory before and after the proclamation was in effect.(Doc. 1) Consequently to this proclamation, the farmers were unable to expand, they could not do much to change this situation. This was not the only reason that farmers were motivated, the farmers were taxed without representation in parliament on commodities that were necessary to maintain their occupation. Herman Husband, a respected farmer describes the struggles of farmers under Britain’s rule in his pamphlet. The pamphlet states the increase of public tax and the funds that are being collected are being put

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