After the French and Indian War, how did the Proclamation of 1763 affect people moving to Ohio?

Our Answer

Both France and England claimed the Ohio Country. Some of the Indians made an alliance with the French to fight to keep the British out of Ohio. The Indians knew the French wanted only to trade furs, not settle the land. This war became known as the French and Indian War. After the British won the French and Indian War, the French had to leave the Ohio Country. It now became the Ohio Territory. Many American colonists planned to move to the Ohio Territory because of its rich soil to farm.
After the war, the King George III made a speech. It was called the Proclamation of 1763. The speech told the colonists they could not buy any land or move west of the Appalachian Mountains. The war had cost a lot of money. Since many Native American tribes already lived in the Ohio Territory, the king did not want to keep fighting and spend more money. The Indians thought they had a promise. But they did not. The colonists disobeyed the king. They did not want to obey King George III anymore. Many colonists moved to Ohio. This was the first step to declaring independence from England.


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