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England, in order to maintain control of their colonies and protect Native American homelands, prohibited American colonists from moving west of the Appalachian Mountains in the Proclamation of 1763. England also levied new taxes and placed other restrictions on its colonists. Many Americans, including these Virginians, began to resent the Mother Country. These disagreements led to the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
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