The proclamation of 1763 was issued to stop fighting between the Native Americans and the settlers. It did stop fighting for the moment, but, it also angered many of the colonists and the Native Americans. The colonists were upset because their opportunities were being cut short. By not allowing the settlers to advance west, the British were exerting control over the area. This was just the beginning of a long line of acts that would have a profound effect on America.
Another act that was enforced by the British was the Sugar Act of 1774. The sugar act enforced the tax on sugar and lowered the tax on molasses which hurt the sugar industry in the …show more content…
The Currency Act of 1764, put a halt to new money being printed, and the Stamp Act of 1765 put a tax on most printed documents. Both acts put a strain on the economy, which made it harder for the colonists, but, profitable for the British. Even after the stamp act was repealed in 1766, the British government further angered colonists by passing the Declaratory Act, which stated that parliament had authority over the colonies, “in all cases whatsoever”.
The Mutiny Act of 1765 was another cause of dissent among the colonists. It required that colonists allow British troops to stay in their homes. Led by Charles Townshend, who was the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Townsend enforced more taxes and were very hard on the colonists. The Boston Massacre was another event that angered colonists. It was an event in 1770 where British soldiers fired into a crowd and killed several people. The colonists who already felt like there was too much British control, were really riled