King George III

King George III

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  • 1765
  • King George III needed money because of his previous wars he fought so he tried to have the colonies pay 100,000 pounds for British troops in North America.  He decided that the stamp act ( which is the tax of all legal and business papers) was the best way to go.
  • 1767
  • King George didn't get as much money as he needed, do he hired Charles Townshend to be in charge of the British treasury. Townshend made the Townshend Revenue act which taxed the colonies on glass, lead,  paint, paper, and tea. King George also got rid of the stamp act to try and please the colonist.
  • 1773
  • The colonist are angry about the tea tax.  Five of them trow tea out of ships into the harbor. This makes King George mad. He punishes them by closing the Boston Harbor.
  • 1775
  • King George learns that the colonist have secret guns at Lexington and Concord.  He sends troops to take them and a battle breaks out.
  • 1781
  • After fighting for eight years, General Charles Cornwallis surrenders after the Battle of Yorktown. Although King George ignored the reports about Yorktown, he knew that the defeat meant the loss of the war for the British.
  • 1783
  • Man... we could of won.
  • King George signs the Treaty of Paris. The war is now officially over. It was the first war the England has lost since 1707. King George knows that his people are disappointed. He almost gives up his position of King of England
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