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Britain’s King George III proclaims American colonies in state of ‘open and avowed rebellion’ 240 years ago today (Aug 23 1775)

Video: 'King George III Proclamation - Colonies in Open Rebellion'

(Wednesday, August 23, 1775; during the American Revolutionary War, part of the American Revolution) — Britain’s King George III today delivered his Proclamation of Rebellion to the Court of St. James’s stating that the American colonies have proceeded to a state of “open and avowed rebellion.”