The Proclamation of 1763 issued to avoid future conflicts with the natives. They banned settlement west of the Appalachians. The colonists were upset and sad because they fought for land and ended up with nothing. They got sick of the rules so they led to the American Revolution.
George Grenville, appointed prime minister in 1763. This enacted the Sugar Act of 1764. The Sugar Act placed taxes on certain imports. They also strengthened the enforcement of smuggling cases. The Sugar Act halved the tax on foreign-made molasses.
The Stamp Act was passed down in March of 1765. This required the colonists to purchase special stamped paper for every legal document, license, newspaper, pamphlet, etc. They taxed paper products because they had no money. The colonist boycotted British goods until the Stamp Act was repealed in March 1766. Bostonians organized a secret resistance group called the Sons of Liberty; founded by Samuel Adams.
1st Continental Congress
The Townshend Act was used to import materials. Indirect taxes on imported materials such as glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea. The Townshend Act was passed down by the British Parliament. The colonists felt as if they were being violated by their rights. There were many different types of protests happening. The new head of the British government convinced them to not have taxes on everything but tea.
The night of March 5, 1770 there was a massacre that occurred. Several Boston residents were shot and killed by British soldiers. This was soon to be known as the Boston Massacre. Seven or eight soldiers were detached from the main guard. Captain Preston fired upon the inhabitants.
The 1st Continental Congress was on September 5, 1774. The colonists had been angry because they had been under Britain's rule. The colonists would think of themselves as citizens in their own colonies. They sent a letter to King George for approval of their complaints about everything. The delegates decided to boycott British trades.