How Did Relations between Britain and the Colonies Change after the French and Indian War?

What does the French and Indian War have to do with the American Revolution? Following the war, Britain issued the Proclamation of 1763 in an attempt to limit the colonists' western expansion. To understand how the proclamation, the first action that affected all 13 colonies, radically changed relations between Britain and the Colonies young historians examine a series of primary source documents.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a series of overlay maps that show the changes in the borders of states from before and after the proclamation and with modern state lines
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of a series of lessons provided by the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
  • Requires addition prep time to prepare materials for projection and to make copies of worksheets
  • Includes an extension activity designed for kinetic learners
  • No rubric is included for the assessment