King George III: England's Struggle to Keep America (Understanding the American Revolution Series)

King George III: England's Struggle to Keep America (Understanding the American Revolution Series)

by Steve Roberts

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King George III of England ruled in revolutionary times. Over the course of his reign from 1760 to 1820, he steered through the global conflict of the Seven Years' War, lost England's colonies in America, and battled against France during its own revolution as well as Napoleon's conquest of Europe. Discover how King George set the stage for revolution by attempting to raise revenue for England's wars through taxation in the American colonies and limiting where colonists could settle. Having fended for themselves for nearly two generations, many citizens in America's 13 colonies resented having to pay taxes to Great Britain-a country far away across the ocean. Protest against the British government grew into rebellion; rebellion quickly turned into war. Understanding the American Revolution describes the events that led up to the fight for an independent United States of America, the battles between British and Patriot forces, and what life was like during the conflict.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778708001
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing
Publication date: 12/15/2012
Series: Understanding the American Revolution Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Colonies in the New World

Ruler of an Empire

1 The Making of a King 8

Birth and Background

An Ordinary Child

Prince of Wales

A Suitable Marriage

2 The Early Reign of George III 17

Long Live the King

The Seven Years' War

Pitt and the King

The King's Troubles Begin

A Royal Mess

3 King George III and the American Revolution 23

Taxing the Colonies

The American Reaction

A Continuing Problem

The Road to War

The Road to Independence

Fighting the Colonists

Aftermath of the War

4 The Later Reign of George III 36

A Period of Peace

The French Revolution

The Irish Rebellion

The Napoleonic Wars

The War of 1812

5 The End of George III's Reign 40

The Madness of King George

The King's Illness Returns

The Final Years

Glossary 42

Timeline 45

Further Reading and Websites 46

Bibliography 47

Index 48

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