Events Leading to American Revolution.
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Long, long ago there were colonies on the East side of what is now known as the US.
A colony is an area that is controlled by another country.
European's wanted to take over more land so they could be more powerful.
Europe taxing the colonists caused an uproar of protest to begin within the 13 colonies. The colonists didn't want to pay taxes without having a chance of representation.
Unfortunately, controlling more land means that you need more soldiers which later caused Europe to tax the colonists, and the colonists were not happy about it.
The colonists started to say a phrase,"No taxation without representation." This means that the colonists would not pay their taxes unless they get a chance of having someone represent them in the Parliment.
One night as a soldier walked by, a colonist shouted and pointed at the soldier and said that he hadn't paid for doing his hair. (Back then, that was a serious thing) So colonists formed a mob around a group of soldiers and started to shout and argue with them. This made one of the soldiers to accidentally open fire injuring about 10 colonists. Some eventually died.
Later, the Boston Tea Party occurred where Colonists dressed as Indians boarded three British tea ships and dumped the tea overboard into the water.
This caused a war between the Colonists and the British. The colonists wanted to be free and the British wanted to control more land. So they had a war.
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