French and Indian War (1754-1763): War between the English and the French over the land in Ohio River Valley. Even though colonists fought for England, the English won the war. However, the war left them in debt and in need of money, so they looked at the colonies for the source of money leading to Parliment which angered colonists.
I have an idea! Lets tax the colonies! That way we can get out of our debt!
King George! What whatever shall we do?! We are in great debt sir, how will we get money!?
Proclamation of 1763 (October): England had banned colonists from ever settling west of the Appalachian mountains. English officials were earned search warrants allowing them to search people's property. James Otis(a colonist) argued that this violated the individual rights of the colonists.
James, I think otherwise since they have a warrant so they are legally able to search your house no matter what form of rights and such foolishness!
King George , the warrant you primmted to the officials violates the individual rights of the colonists, it is simply unfair!
In 1764, Parliament had taxed sugar whether it was imported, or brought to the colonies to pay for war debt and help pay for the expenses of running the colonies, increasing duties on imported sugar and other items too. In response to this, Boston businesses started boycotting some English goods. Fall of 1764, Parliament had ordered colonies to stop printing their own money, which they opposed since they were afraid it would upset the economy.
Now all I have to do is unpack this boat full of sugar to the colonies.
In 1765, Parliament passed the Stamp Act. All printed materials were taxed. The money collected went directly to England and not to the colonial legislatures. Nonetheless, later that year Parliament ordered colonial legislatures to pay for English soldiers located in the colonies.
We might as well tax anything printed and use the money to go directly to England and the English Legislature
In 1766, Parliament ended the Stamp Act, but passed the Declaratory Act, stating that England had total power to legislate any laws governing the colonies. While in 1767 Parliament passed the Townshend Revenue Act. The act taxed many items imported into the colonies. Colonists decided to boycott some of the items.
On my way to delivering these goods.
In 1768, Samuel Adams from Massachusetts wrote a letter opposing taxation without representation. The idea that it was unfair to tax someone who wasn't being represented in government and also called out for resistance to the Townshend Act. He encouraged other colonies o help support the letter. Later English troops set up permanent residence in Boston to keep order. In 1769, buisnesses from Philadelphia join the boycott against British goods. As the year coresponded, New Jersey, Rhode Island, North Carolina also joins the boycott.