The Development Of Government Policies Towards Native Americans

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This paper is an analysis of the development of government policies towards native Americans explaining why each policy was replaced by a new one.
British colonial policies are dated to the new colonies that began in America with the help of Great Britain, the parent country. The colonists created a prosperous economy through hard work based on trade and agriculture eventually governing themselves. The French and Indian war, created less need for colonial British protection and drove in a set of policies that drove the colonies towards their separation. The policies that emerged soon after the war carried on until 1776 when the declaration of independence took place. Before that, British had a set of policies that aimed at alleviating the debt they incurred during the French Indian war. They also added other imperialistic policies of control that aimed at exerting sovereignty over the rebellious American colonies. Prior to the British policy towards Native Americans,1776 other acts imposed were the 1764 sugar act which taxed foreign imports of sugar and molasses, the stamp act of 1765, for a direct tax on articles and documents like diplomas and newspapers (Shoomp 1). The stamp act affected shippers and all colonists resulting to a boycott. The boycott was harsh on Britain leading to it being repealed in 1766. According to Luebering (21) the 1766 subtle declaratory act of 1766 proclaimed Britain’s true colonization purpose stating that colonial America existed to serve…

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