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<---- Revolutionary War & King George III ---->
Born June 4, 1738
Death January 29, 1820
Full name: George William Frederick
Ascended to the throne : October 25, 1760 Age: 22
Born in England, unlike his father and Grandfather
Was king 59 years, and lead England through the Revolutionary war
Was a Christion
Parents were Frederick Prince of wales, and Augusta of Saxe-Gotha
Married Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Had 16 kids: 2 being George IV and William IV
He was married for 57 years
King george had many quotes, including the following:
'I desire what is good. Therefor, everyone who does not agree with me is a traitor.'
'Lord chancellor, did I deliver the speech well?' 'Very well indeed, sir,' was the enthusiastic answer. 'I am glad of that' the king would reply, 'For there was nothing in it.'
'Knavery seems to be so much the striking feature of its inhabitants that it may not in the end be an evil that they will become aliens to this kingdom' He said this at the time of the Declaration of Independence.
Succeeded by: His son, George IV
Buried at Windsor
He was then known as the king who lost the American colonies
He died age 82, after succeeded his grandfather, George II
Died ten years after a metal illness that forced him to retire from the public life
War started between the King and America after taxes were offically placed upon the Americans after the French and Indian War
He later lost the new war that arose (The Revolutionary War) and granted Independence upon all americans
Important Events that Occured
Boston Tea Party: Samuel Adams and Paul Revere led the Sons of Liberty in an act of throwing tea into the Boston Harbor to support their protest on tea taxes.
Battle at Lexington and Concord: In April of 1775, the British troops were ordered to confiscate colonial weapondry, and during this process, they run into an unproperly trained and furious militia. This low-educated army defeats 700 British soliders.
The Boston Massacre: Colonists in Boston were shot after tauting and hurting British soldiers.
The Battle at Yorktown: The British were forced to surrender 2 days after the Patriots and French soliders captured the fort at Yorktown in 1781.
The deal made between the British and the Americans
*America is officcially announced as a free and independent nation
*Britian agrees to remove all of its troops from the colonies
*It set new territory boundaries for America
*U.S. agrees to pay all exisiting war debts
*Finally, America will not harm or punish Loyalists in the colonies
Advantages Patriots had against the British
*Better more, sufficient tactics for the terrian
*Knowleage of the land
*Strong, honorable leaders
*At one point, the French on their side, which ment money, supplies, and millitary Aid
Their willingness and openness to the public
Causes of the Revolution
Taxes and harsh new laws led some of the colonists to go protest against the British. Sometimes, the protests turned violent. This only happened in some places. The British government ( the king) refused to listen. He ignored the colonists' demands for rights, and freedom. This lead to many disaggrements and eventually, the war.