Complaints Against
King George III

The colonists had a list of complaints against King George III of Great Britain.

Column A shows how the complaints were written in the Declaration of Independence.

Match each complaint in Column A with its meaning in Column B.

Column A

 

 

Column B

____1. He has refused his assent to laws the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.  A. He has changed the way our colonies are governed.
_____2. He has declared us out of his protection. B. He has forced us to keep troops in our houses.
_____3. He has agreed to laws that called for quartering large bodies of troops among us. C. He has not passed laws that help the colonists.
_____4. …cutting off our trade with all parts of the world. D. He has taxed us without consulting us.
_____5. …imposing taxes on us without our consent. E. He has stopped us from trading with any other country.
_____6. …depriving us in many cases of the benefits of trial by jury. F. He has not allowed us to have jury trials. 
_____7. …taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our government. G. He has made war upon our people and our land.
____8. He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

ANSWERS

H. He has said that he will not protect us from our enemies.

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