Was King George III right?
I recently took an interest in the American War for Independence. Up until recently, the little information I knew about it came from schoolbooks and Hollywood. Both of those sources have vivified the British, but after doing some studying of my own beyond those sources, as of right now, to be perfectly honest, despite being a proud American, I find myself siding more with Great Britain then the American Colonies and question if things may have been better off for this country if King George III won. I'm not trying to start an argument, or offend anyone. I only wish to be educated, and perhaps educate as well, and I would share what I have learned.
Since childhood, one of the popular grips of white guilt I have ever heard has been the fact that "white men invaded this land, and stole it from Native Americans". Well, I learned something very interesting recently:
Many American Colonists wanted to invade Indian country, but Great Britain made it illegal. London thought it was fair and safe to reserve those lands for the Natives who had always loved and hunted there. George Washington agreed with plenty of other American colonial settlers, who thought that law unfairly limited their rights. They invaded Indian country anyhow, and that was one of the many reasons the American Colonists went to war with England.
One of the reasons why so many Native Americans sided with Great Britain during the war, and fought along side with them was because they knew England was going to respect their land and rights. So if England won, perhaps Natives would have their own Independent states in this country, and lots of suffering and war could have been avoided.
Many black slaves also joined the British Army because they were promised freedom. Infact, it appeared that England actually wanted to end slavery, but the rich American Colonists however did not want to end it. Again, if England won, perhaps slavery would have ended much sooner, and there would have been no American Civil War, and black people could have be given equal rights much sooner, and not suffered for as long as they did.
In general, England wanted a living, breathing Constitution that changed with the times. The American Colonists however did not want such a thing.
Now I've rambled enough, and I don't want to post too much in the event that there are no responses, but these are some of the things I learned, and I hope to have a nice chat about all this. Thank you for reading.