It's great! But now we are out of money, so we are going to tax you.
WE WON! And we got land!
Boston Tea Party
This is what you get for controlling our tea!
In 1754, France went to war with the colonists in America. The colonists had Britain's help, and the French worked with the Native Americans. They fought over American land.
America's Attempt for Peace
Please, we can reason!
The colonists won the war with Britain, gaining some land. But now Britain is broke, so they tax America more. The colonists are not happy.
Thomas Paine & Common Sense
You should start your own country!
The Boston Tea Party (1773) was where American colonists dressed up as Native Americans to throw out 2 million dollars of British tea. They did this because the British forced the colonists to drink only one tea.
The Declaration of Independence
LETS SIGN THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE!
The American colonists tried to justify their reasons, but King Charles III did not listen, starting the Revolutionary War.
Thomas Paine wrote the book Common Sense, encouraging the American colonists to become independent from Britain.
He said, you should start the brownies!
Congressman Thomas Jefferson wrote a draft of the Declaration of Independence, and the rest of Congress edited it and signed it. This was sent to Britain and other civilizations around the world, inspiring many.