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King George III
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     challenging words:    uprising, personality, westward, refused, entire, certain, locked, several, blind, cause, government, against, power, safety, replace, life
     content words:    King George III, Glorious Revolution, Charles Townshend, Atlantic Ocean, Mississippi River, King George


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King George III
By Jane Runyon
  

1     Did you know that a king gets to be a king just by being born into a certain family? His family is a royal family, and he is part of it. From the time a prince, the young king, is born, he is trained and educated to be the ruler of the country. The family of King George III was the ruling family of England. By the time George was born, the people of England had taken some of the powers away from the ruling family in an uprising called the Glorious Revolution. A group of men, called Parliament, now had the final say in making laws for the government. That didn't mean that the king couldn't make the rules; it was just harder for him to do so. From the time he became king, George tried his hardest to bring more power back to the king and leave less to Parliament.
 
2     George was born in 1738, the oldest son of the Prince of Wales. Doctors didn't know it at the time, but he was born with a disease that would eventually make him deaf, blind, and would cause him to lose his mind. The disease worked slowly. All through his life he had times when he couldn't control his temper. He had times when his thinking wasn't normal. There were times when he had to be locked in a room by himself for his own safety. He was not a well man.
 
3     Whether it was the disease or just his personality, George didn't like to learn. He was ten years old before he started to learn to read. In his older life, he was smart enough to surround himself with people who would do the things he wanted done. Charles Townshend was one of these men. The two men together were able to get laws passed that would tax the colonists in America.

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