What accusations were made against King George in the Declaration of Independence?

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mkoren | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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If you go and look at a copy of the Declaration of Independence either in your textbook or in a digital format, you will see a section that lists all of the grievances the colonists had against the King. In this section, the writers of the Declaration of Independence state all the things the King did that the colonists disliked or opposed. This section is the longest part of the Declaration of Independence. Some of the things the King did that upset the colonists included refusing to let laws be passed that would be for the good of the people. He also controlled and intimidated judges by having complete say if a judge would keep his job and how much that judge would be paid. The people also didn’t like the presence of the British military in the colonies during times of peace. You will see dozens of examples of complaints listed in this section that upset the people. I have highlighted three of them. I encourage you to look at the Declaration of Independence for more examples.

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