The king of England, during the American Revolution, was King George III. He was the son of Fredrick, Prince of Wales, and he suffered from porphyria throughout his life, which made him have bouts with insanity and other manifestations.
When the government of King George III fell in a major debt, he decided to increase taxes in American colonies. He also imposed taxes on papers, stamps and tea. This angered the colonies, and they wrote letters to him expressing their disapproval. The colonies started to boycott British goods and bought from other countries. When the colonies dumped all the British tea into Boston Harbor, the king became angered and imposed intolerable policies onto the American Colonists. As a result, this triggered the American Revolution.Learn More
The American Revolution formally ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris on Sept. 3, 1783. In early 1784, the peace treaty was ratified by the Continental Congress.Full Answer >
According to the Biography Channel, James Otis was important to the American Revolution because he helped create and draft the list of grievances of the colonists and sent them to the government in England. He is credited as saying, "Taxation without representation is tyranny." His support of rights for the colonists is considered one of the earliest acts that led to the War of Independence.Full Answer >
Under Lieutenant Colonel George Rogers Clark of the Virginia militia, the Americans won the 1778 Battle of Kaskaskia in the American Revolution. This triumph, along with Lieutenant Colonel Clark's victory at Vincennes, was important in helping to fortify what was then considered the Northwest against British occupation.Full Answer >
The signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, happened after the American Revolution, which began on April 19, 1775. The French and Indian War, The Sugar Act and the Stamp Act took place earlier.Full Answer >