By: Adriene Miller
Deceleration of independence
Historians criticize the painting because they feel that it should represent either the scene on June 28th when the Declaration was reported, or on July 4th when it was adopted, and they point out that Trumbull has included portraits of men who were not present on one or both of these occasions and excluded others who were.
George William Frederick, was king of Great Britain and Ireland from 1760-1820. He ascended to the throne just as the French Indian war was coming to a close, a fateful moment for world history.
Patriots were people who wanted the American colonies to gain their independence from Britain. They wanted their own country called the United States.