Cause: parliament decided that Americans should start paying for their own defense.Event Facts: parliament passed a series of laws that raised taxes in the colonies.Impact/Effect: Americans started paying more.
outbreak of the revolution [1774-1775]
cause:Parliament taxed the colonies without consulting anyone living in thecoloniesEvent Facts:Parliament taxed the colonies without consulting anyone living in thecoloniesImpact/Effect: the colonists wanted to protest.
the declaration of independence 
cause: British was taxing the Americans still without representationEvent Facts:white men dressed as Indians were on a boat dumping out tea of the British Impact/Effect:costed the British millions of dollars.
Global Impact of the Declaration 
cause: there was a congress in September 1774 about sending protests and petitions.Event facts: 12 colonies agreed to meet again in May, 1775 to see how Britain responded Impact/Effects: the seconded congress was on May 10, 1775 they agreed to help out Massachusetts, also they formed a army and the army chose George Washington.
cause: Boldly declared that America would no longer recognize Britain as its sovereign nationEvent facts: the declaration of independence was signed on July 4, 1776Impact/Effects: americans were no longer subjects to King George
cause: allowed them to open talks eith france and spain event facts:•The Declaration was actually the first time that a group of colonistsmade a public announcement while breaking away from imperial ruleImpact/Effects: helped lead to the outbreak of a revolution in France in 1789