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British Proclamation of 1763 Once the Native Americans retreated after Pontiacs Rebellion the British issued the Proclamation of 1763 which forbade colonists to settle west of the Appalachian Mts Colonist Proclamation of 1763 The colonists were angry about the proclamation They thought that they had won the right to settle the Ohio River Valley The British government was angry with the colonists who did not want to pay for their own defense British Sugar Act In 1764 parliament passed the Sugar Act This law placed a tax on sugar molasses and other products shipped directly to the colonies It also called for strict enforcement of the act and harsh punishment for smugglers Colonist Sugar Act Colonial merchants who often traded in smuggled goods reacted with anger Colonial leaders such as James Otis claimed that Parliament had no right to tax the colonies since the colonies were not represented in Parliament British Quartering Act King George III wanted to enforce the proclamation and also keep peace with their allies They decided to keep 10000 soldiers in the colonies This required the colonists to house British soldiers and provide them with supplies The British owed a large debt from the FI War The British needed more income to pay off the debt So they had the colonies pay part of the war debt and contribute toward the cost of frontier defense and colonial govt British Stamp Act In 1765 Parliament passed the Stamp Act This required all legal and commercial documents to carry an official stamp showing that the tax had been paid All wills diplomas contracts published materials such as newspapers had to have a stamp on them Colonist Stamp Act The stamp act was different from other taxes for the colonies The stamp act affected all colonists The colonists had to pay for stamps in silver coin a rare item in the colonies Colonial leaders protested They were being
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