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. Book jacket.
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England's Struggle to Keep America