What was happening in England in 1776?
In 1775, war broke out between the British and the American colonists. By 1776, the colonists had declared themselves independent and in 1783, following a prolonged and bloody war, Britain was forced to recognise the independence of the United States.
What relation is Queen Elizabeth II to King George III ? George III was her 3rd great grandfather. … However her grandmother Queen Mary of Teck was also descended from George III – she and George V were 2nd cousins once removed.
Why did the colonies finally break up with England?
The colonies wanted to break away from Great Britian. Colonists protesting the taxes passed by Parliament. The colonists had to follow British laws and had to do whatever the King of England and Parliament told them to do. The colonists wanted to be able to control their own government.