Salutary Neglect Of The Royal Proclamation Of Stamp Act, And Lord Dunmore 's Proclamation

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Salutary neglect was a wonderful thing that allowed the colonies to truly flourish as a society, but following the French and Indian War, the British government made mistakes that took a good relationship where the colonials were proud to be part of the British Empire and spoiled it which eventually led to a Revolution. If Great Britain would have made superior decisions, the association between the two could have stayed healthy; a revolution possibly may not have taken place, and America may not have declared independence and broken away. The Royal Proclamation, Stamp Act, Declaratory Act, and Lord Dunmore’s Proclamation, are four unfortunate decisions on the British side that led to rebellion. With the Help of Baubles of Britain, written by T.H. Breen and Rebel against Rebel, authored by Woody Holton, Parliament and the King’s regretful choices led to a mismanagement of the colonies which instigated a revolution. The first example that shows the British made a mistake is displayed in the announcement of the Royal Proclamation of 1763. Three important points from this source help understand how Britain made mistakes and mismanaged its colonies. The first being the king’s gift of land to soldiers in his military following the French and Indian War; second the king did not offer the same deal to the colonists; and finally, the land won from the Seven years’ war was off limits to settlement to the colonists. Under the Proclamation Act, British regulars received…

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