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The Colonies Freedom: Review Time

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Even though the American colonies were all the way across the Atlantic Ocean, they were still ruled by the King of Great Britain, King George III. Great Britain spent a lot of their country’s money on the last war they were in, The French and Indian War.

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King George III thought of an idea to help his country get some of its money back! He decided to increase the colonist’s taxes on goods they bought from Great Britain. This meant that the colonists had to pay more money for items like paper products, tea, and sugar.

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King George III didn’t give the American colonists’ a voice in any of these decisions and that made the colonists angry. People like Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Patrick Henry helped unite the community against the British. It seemed like the only way they could have freedom is if they went to war! The American Revolution began.