King George III's Achievements

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The Declaration of Independence, handcrafted by the politician Thomas Jefferson in 1776, was a document that called for independence for the thirteenth American colonies from Great Britain. King George III was considered to be an unfit ruler because he neglected the petitions for change that the early settlers presented to him. He was a cruel leader. His unjust rule included imposing taxes on the colonists without any representation or justification. The taxing of the people was an underhanded maneuver to boost the British economy. The common goods such as tea, paper and glass were not produced in America; therefore, these items were imported to the colonies. The king seized this opportunity to impose taxes. When people became disturbed from…show more content…
One of those achievements would be the Freedom of Speech that granted citizens of America the ability to voice one idea without being faced with consequence. In 1776, Great Britain had ignored the rights of the American Colonists by not allowing them to be represented in Parliament. The American colonists “objected that the British government was now attempting to do what no such government had done before: to tax Americans, even though they were not represented in Parliament” (Axelrod). The king’s act supports the need for the phrase “He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good” that is included in the Declaration. King George III would not give his consent to pass law for public safety. His acts were designed to frustrate the settlers. He even called for legislators to meet in places mapped out that stopped colonial leader from attending. The Declaration of Independence provided a solution to the conflict in American…show more content…
The Colonists that lived on British American soil were not allowed to access tea, paper, and glass from foreign merchants unless it was approved by King George III. Information provided by the article stated, “In the face of all these incidents, Parliament repealed most of the taxes on import commodities” (Axelrod). King George III’s ruling of the American Colonists’ economic system resulted in becoming a monopoly on trades that were imported. In this situation, “Britain imposed a series of measures--the Intolerable Acts (the Sugar Act, the Stamp Act, the Townshend Acts, the Tea Acts, and others)--that were designed to increase British revenues” (Davis).The American Colonists caused King George III to become angry; as a result there were levies enforced on tea which increased the cost. The voices of protest from the founder expressed their discontent with the king’s actions “For cutting off [their] Trade with all parts of the world: For imposing Taxes on [them] without [their] Consent” (Declaration). However the outcome of King George III’s decision had taken the liberty of citizens being able to choose whether to buy goods from Great Britain or foreign merchants from India. In this case, the Declaration of Independence liberated the economic

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