Royal Proclamation Of 1763

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The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was enacted immediately upon the end of the Seven Years War. The proclamation was drawn up to help establish the boundaries of Britain’s newly taken over territory and ways of governing them. It allowed for the British to set the boundary of Quebec west of the Ottawa River as well as changing the official laws to be on par with the legal system of England (Miller, “Royal Proclamation of 1763”). One of the major constitutional arrangements, that was a result of the Royal Proclamation, was the promise made by the British of a representative assembly. The proclamation resulted in a territorial divide between Quebec and the “Indian Territory,” the purpose of this divide was to separate the settlers from the fur
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