The American Revolution

King George III & Marquis de Lafayette

Marquis de Lafayette - Anna Herbert

  • He was born in Chavaniac, France on September 6, 1757- May 20, 1834 ("Marquis de Lafayette").
  • Although, Lafayette didn't have an overly famous relative, his wife was the daughter of one of the most wealthiest families ("Marquis de Lafayette").
  • Lafayette was most recognized during the American Revolution and especially at Valley Forge where he "showed extreme courage" ("The Marquis de Lafayette at Valley Forge"), his forces being a major reason of Cornwallis's surrender at Yorktown ("Marquis de Lafayette"), and even paying for the soldiers uniforms and muskets with his own money ("The Marquis de Lafayette at Valley Forge").
  • He mostly impacted history by fighting in the American Revolution and helping America make the win at Valley Forge.
  • Lafayette did not have a political party as political parties were not invented until much later in his life when he went under the radar.

Picture ("Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette.")

Infographic ("Mark Linkowski- Artwork for the Brain: Infographics in U.S H8")

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King George III - Carlie Lafon

  • He was born on May 24,1738 in London, England and died on January 29, 1820 ("George, III").
  • He was born into a royal family so he had many important family members. One of these was his son, who became king after him (Phillips, Roxanne)
  • In 1763, he issued the Proclamation of 1763 which prohibited colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains where the Native Americans lived (Appleby). Since Britain had debts from the French and Indian War, he decided to tax the colonists so he could pay them off. He passed the Sugar Act in 1767, the Stamp Act in 1765, and the Townshend Acts in 1767 (Phillips, Roxanne). The Boston Tea Party, that took place in 1773, was when a group of colonists dumped tea that was imported from Britain into the Boston Harbor in protest to a tax placed on it (Phillips, Roxanne). Because of the Boston Tea Party, he realized that he was losing control over the colonies and passed the Coercive/Intolerable Acts that were responsible for closing the Boston Harbor and forcing colonists to quarter British soldiers.
  • As for political parties, they really came after his time so he wasn't part of one.
  • He impacted history by being a major cause of American Revolution. He angered the colonists so they wrote the Declaration of Independence which helped to establish the United States into a separate country.
  • Overall, there were many conflicts during his reign including the American Revolution, defeat of Napoleon, and lots of other important events ("George, III"). His son became king when he was officially declared mentally insane (Phillips, Roxanne). Eventually he became deaf and blind in his later years ("George, III").
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Six Degrees of Separation

King George III was a cause of the American Revolution. Marquis de Lafayette was an American general in the American Revolution.

Work Cited

Marquis de Lafayette

Apple by, Joyce Oldham, Alan Brinkly, Albert S. Broussard; James M. Mc Pherson, and Donald A. Ritchie, United States History to 1877. Columbus: Mc Graw Hill, 2016, Print.
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"Mark Linkowski - Artwork for the Brain: Infographics in US H8". Mark Linkowski - Artwork for the Brain: Infographics in US H8. n.p.,n.d. Web. 28 Apr.2016.

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"Marquis de Lafayette". UXL Biographies. Detroit: UXL, 2011. Student Resources in Context. Web. 19 Apr.2016.

" The Marquis De Lafayette at Valley Forge". George Washing's Mount Vernon. Digital Encyclopedia in.d. Web.22 Apr. 2016.

King George III

  • Appleby, Joyce Oldham, Alan Brinkley, Albert S. Broussard, James M. McPherson, and Donald A Ritchie. United States History to 1877 N.P.:n.p.,n.d. print.
  • "George, III." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Student Resources in context. Web. 21. Apr. 2016.
  • Phillips, Roxanne. "Colonial America" Texas, Bryan. 2015. Lecture.
  • "George, III." A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web 28 Apr. 2016