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American revolution George 3 and the american revolution By natalia alcala 1001
Who was george the third ? George III (George William Frederick; 4 June 1738 29 January 1820 ) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of these two countries on 1 January 1801King of Great BritainKing of Ireland Early in his reign, Great Britain defeated France in the Seven Years' War, becoming the dominant European power in North America and India. Seven Years' War However, many of its American colonies were soon lost in the American Revolutionary War, which led to the establishment of the United States of AmericaAmerican Revolutionary WarUnited States of America
The American Revolutionary War began when armed conflict between British regulars and colonial militiamen broke out in New England in April 1775. George III is often accused of obstinately trying to keep Great Britain at war with the revolutionaries in America, despite the opinions of his own ministers. In the words of the Victorian author George Trevelyan, the King was determined "never to acknowledge the independence of the Americans, and to punish their contumacy by the indefinite prolongation of a war which promised to be eternalAmerican Revolutionary WarNew EnglandGeorge Trevelyan
The King wanted to "keep the rebels harassed, anxious, and poor, until the day when, by a natural and inevitable process, discontent and disappointment were converted into penitence and remorse". However, more recent historians defend George by saying in the context of the times no king would willingly surrender the bulk of his dominions, and his conduct was far less ruthless than contemporary monarchs in Europe
George had become resigned to the new relationship between his country and the States. He told Adams, "I was the last to consent to the separation; but the separation having been made and having become inevitable, I have always said, as I say now, that I would be the first to meet the friendship of the United States as an independent power.“
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