Growing Tensions Between the Colonists and Britain
The Quartering Act
The Stamp Act
By Mabel Klossner During the French and Indian war, Britain won land that they could not afford so the started to tax the colonists.
The Boston Massacre
In 1765 the British were scared the Native Americans would attack the colonies. They sent soldiers to protect the colonists. The colonists had to provide shelter and transportation to any soldier. This was called Quartering.
The Boston Tea Party
Another way the British taxed the colonists was through stamps, anything that was paper had to have a stamp, such as playing cards. The Colonists were angry that everyday objects were taxed.
The Intolerable Acts
The Boston Massacre happened when an angry crowd threw things at soldiers in Boston. The Soldiers could not here their leader's orders and became confused. Some of the shot into the crowd. Five people were killed.
The British passed a law that the colonists could only buy tea from Britain. The colonists disguised themselves and went on to a ship carrying lots of tea and dumped all the tea into the water, this angered the British.
In 1773 the British were angry because of the Tea Party. They closed Boston Harbor. Many colonists lost jobs and went hungry, but the British did not open the harbor until the tea was paid for. The colonists harmed tax collectors.