Declaration of Independance

How our Country gained its Freedom

Declaration of Independence

If the colonists hadn't risked everything to make this declaration, Americans might still have a queen or king.

THE THREE MAIN PEOPLE WHO SIGNED THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDANCE

King George the Third

England’s longest-ruling monarch before Queen Victoria, King George III (1738-1820) ascended the British throne in 1760. During his 59-year reign, he pushed through a British victory in the Seven Years’ War, led England’s successful resistance to Revolutionary and Napoleonic France, and presided over the loss of the American Revolution. After suffering intermittent bouts of acute mental illness, he spent his last decade in a fog of insanity and blindness.