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Sugar Act (1762)- Tax on sugar or molasses
Stamp Act (1765)- Tax on all paper documents: wills, newspapers, legal documents, etc.
Townshend Acts(1767)- Tax on glass, lead, paper, paints, and tea
In order to pay debt from the French and Indian War, England forces the colonists to pay taxes on certain items. Also, the colonists didn't have representation in Parliment
colonists protested, boycotting goods and acts of rebellion like the Boston Tea Party
I'm not going to buy your stupid tea!
The Boston Massacre was a street fight that occurred on March 5, 1770, between a "patriot" mob, throwing snowballs, stones, and sticks, and a squad of British soldiers. Several colonists were killed and this led to a campaign by speech-writers to rouse the ire of the citizenry.
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