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OpenStudy (anonymous):

How did the American colonists react to British policies put in place after the French Indian War? (Provide specific examples of events that happened because of the tensions that grew as a result of these policies.) PLEASE HELP

OpenStudy (anonymous):

hmmm i dont know about this. ill tag someone so he can help you :)

OpenStudy (anonymous):

@PRAETORIAN.10

OpenStudy (praetorian.10):

oh man, i only know ancient history and deffers not american history as i am an aussie, but i would assume the americans refuted whatever England decreed like always and revolted

OpenStudy (anonymous):

I need an exact answer, but thanks anyway!! ^^

OpenStudy (praetorian.10):

no probs sorry i am so vague

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Thanks but i need a answer thats like 2 paragraph or less :/

OpenStudy (anonymous):

In 1763, the British issued the Proclamation of 1763. The proclamation tried to protect the Indians from further encroachments by the settlers. It said And whereas great Frauds and Abuses have been committed in purchasing Lands of the Indians, to the great Prejudice of our Interests and to the great dissatisfaction of the said Indians. The proclamation outlawed the purchase of land from the Indian, unless the land was licensed by the British. The proclamation established a western boundary for colonial settlement, along the Appalachian Mountains. To the west the lands were reserved for the Indians. The Colonists responded to the proclamation with a combination of anger and disdain. They were angry with the government for interfering and trying to limit their economic growth. They had disdain for the government, since in their view, there was little chance this proclamation could be enforced. The Colonists felt there was no way any proclamation could stop the natural movement of the Colonists westward. The second British action was to pass the Revenue Act of 1764, otherwise known in the colonies as "The Sugar Act". The Sugar Act actually lowered the tax on molasses, a key import of the colonies. The previous tax was seldom enforced. The new act provided strong methods of enforcing the tariff on molasses. It also placed a tax on the importation of additional items, such as silks, wines and potash. The American colonists responded with outrage to the new law. They took whatever actions they could to ignore defy the new laws. Often with the blatant help of colonial officials, molasses and other goods would be smuggled into the colonies without paying the required taxes.

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