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					However relations between the colonists and the mother country
turned sour after 1763. The British had just finished fighting the
Seven Years War against France. They had won Canada but the war
was very expensive. The British were keen to prevent any wars with
the Native Americans, which might prove expensive. In 1763 a royal
proclamation known as the Great Proclamation sought to ban any
further westward expansion. It forbade people to settle in 'any lands
beyond the heads or sources of any of the rivers which fall into the
Atlantic Ocean from the West or Northwest'. This proclamation was
ignored by the colonists but it also caused great resentment. The
colonists objected to being told by the British government that they
could not expand westwards.

				
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