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After the French and Indian War, how did land boundaries change?

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After the French and Indian War, the British gained control of nearly all of North America east of the Mississippi River. This made the British the undisputed colonial power on the continent. They gained control of the Ohio River watershed as well as Canada. This included all the lands in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River watersheds. The Royal Proclamation of 1763 defined how the British government would govern these newly acquired lands and outlawed English settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains. The territory west of these mountains was to be for exclusive settlement by Native Americans, called the Indian Reserve, although it remained in the dominion of the English Crown.

The Spanish gained control of the Louisiana Territory west of the Mississippi River which was incorporated into New Spain and administered from Havana until it was...

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