The Proclamation of 1763
The outstanding finish of the French and Indian War in 1763 was in need of great celebration in the colonies, for it removed several ominous barriers and supplied a host of new opportunities for the loyalists. The French had efficiently hemmed the British settlers and had, (from the perspective of the settlers), played the "Indians" against them even though in the end the British won anyways.
But the next thing on the minds of British army was the western frontier (that being one of the new opportunities) that had opened to them when the French ceded the neutral territory to the British. The royal proclamation of 1763 did much to lighten that celebration.
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