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King George Iii: King Of Great Britain And Family Man

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King George III (1738-1820) is famous for his involvement in the American Revolution and his rule over Great Britain in the late 18th and early 19th century. He was the king of Great Britain and the American colonies, but his laws and taxes angered the colonists and he eventually lost his power over them and they became the United States of America, the country we live in today.
While intense battles needed soldiers and brave men to fight them, King George was a family man. He had to have been involved with coming up with new laws and taxes, and also battles that paved the way for the founding of America, but he was also involved with his family. He had a wife and sixteen children, ten sons and six daughters and was known for caring for them. His family was as important to him as his work as king over a powerful nation in Europe. He was married to Sophia Charlotte, the daughter of Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and was succeeded by his son, George, who became King George IV. In 1762, he bought the Buckingham House in London for his family. They lived there and it became the Buckingham Palace.
In 1760, at the age of 22, after the death of his father and grandfather, King George III became the king. While stubborn and shy, he had a deep understanding in science and arts. His reign as king lasted for 59 years, until 1820. He wrote speeches, as king but was mostly famous for his laws and taxes he set down on the colonists. These laws were not met with gratitude however, and are often regarded as poor ideas. The only law not repealed was the Tea Act. The Boston tea party in 1773 showed just how much the colonists enjoyed this tax. Several patriots threw over chests of tea from ships docked at the harbor into the water. Great Britain introduced a new set of laws after this called the Intolerable Acts. The colonists grew more and more angry and eventually stopped protesting and went to war with the British. With General George Washington, the Americans fought hard and won the war. A notable name is Marquis de Lafayette, a wealthy French man who funded coats for the Continental Army in a time of dismay and despair. When the Americans, with help from the French, won the war at Yorktown in 1781 The British surrendered and, two years later, the Treaty of Paris was signed and the British recognized America as an independent country. King George III handled the loss but was very upset...

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