The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence


When in the course of human events . . .


Lord North

Prime Minister of Great Britain, January 1770-March 1782


Born:April 13, 1732
Education:Attended Eton and Trinity College
Work:Elected to Parliament, 1756; Served on the Treasury Board, 1759; as Joint Paymaster-General, 1765; as a member of the Privy Council, 1766; as Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1767; as Prime Minister, 1770.
Died:August 5, 1792

Portrait of Lord North

Portrait of Lord North

Lord North was admired for his deep loud voice, his oratory skills, and his quick wit in negotiation and debate. North's strong suit was in financial and economic matters. He nearly recovered Britain from a crushing national debt following the Seven Years' War. However, the War of Independence overtook him. He resigned in March of 1782. He died on 5 August, 1792; forever remembered as the minister who lost America.


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