5 Facts

By: Adriene Miller

Native American

The American patriots, in contrast, did not need Native Americans in the way either the French or the British had.

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.

African American

In the American revolution, freedom was the principal motivation for the black slave whether joining either the patriot or British army

King George

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.