The 13 colonies were living peacefully with their assemblies for each colony.
Britain grew furious, jealous, and wanted the colonies all to itself, so Washington sent 1,400 britain soldiers over to virginia. Their job was to clear out the French from ohio valley. The other colonies highly disagreed.
Even though the british won the war it created a large debt for them. To solve this conflict, they created the townshend act. It's where everything coming and going from Britain was taxed.
The tension between Britain and France was very strong. Nobody was happy until tons of people started boycotting british goods.
When parliament realized this, they took away taxes on everything except, tea.