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King George III

King George III
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     challenging words:    blackmail, coercion, imposing, madness, porphyria, relinquish, sanity, bribery, advisors, transition, absolute, reading, prime, monarch, failure, reign
     content words:    American Revolution, George III, New World, George II, Glorious Revolution, When George, George IV, Great Britain, Lord Charles Townshend

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King George III
By Jane Runyon

1     By reading just a small amount about the American Revolution, you will learn that the king of England at the time was George III. You will probably decide that the colonists did not like the king. He was responsible for several taxes that the colonists felt were unfair. He wanted to retain control over the actions of the colonists even though they were thousands of miles away from England. He was not a popular person in the New World. But just exactly who was he? What kind of a person was he really? How did he get to be the king of England? Perhaps if we find out more about the man, we will be able to understand why he was so hated by the colonists.
2     George's father was Frederick, Prince of Wales. His mother's name was Augusta. He was the eldest of their nine children. As the eldest son, he took his place in line to become the king after his father. His grandfather, George II, outlived George's father, so at the death of George II, George III became the king. Much of the power the throne had held in the reigns of George I and George II had been taken away by a transition called the Glorious Revolution. The power to rule was now mostly in Parliament. George III made up his mind early on that he would regain that power. He really didn't care how he succeeded, whether by bribery, blackmail, or coercion. He wanted the power that had been enjoyed by the earlier English kings.
3     George showed what kind of person he was at a very early age. He wasn't too interested in learning from books. As a matter of fact, he just began to learn to read at the age of ten. He had a difficult time learning, even with the help of many tutors. It didn't seem to bother him too much, but his parents urged him to act more like a king. You must be wise to be the leader of people, and they knew it. When George did become the king, he surrounded himself with advisors who would do what he wanted them to do. He also expected them to make him look good as a ruler.

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