Proclamation for Suppressing Rebellion and Sedition of 1775

The Proclamation for Suppressing Rebellion and Sedition, more simply referred to as the Proclamation of Rebellion, was a formal statement issued on August 23, 1775, by King George III (1738–1820) of Great Britain that characterized as rebellious the actions of American colonists that would eventually erupt as the American Revolution. Tensions between the American colonists and the British government had been worsening for decades prior to the proclamation. Those considered patriots by the Americans were, according to the Proclamation of Rebellion, considered rebels ...

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