Why not? This is not fair! We fought for this land!
Sugar Act - 1764
You were the one who put a tax on it!
Stop smuggling the sugar!
Boston Massacre - 1770
Fire if you dare, you stupid things!
Move or we will!
The Proclamation of 1763 was made to prevent the colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains. It also, prevented the settlers from settling by the Ohio River Valley.
The Tea Act/Boston Tea Party - 1773
Throw it all in!
The Sugar Act put a tax on molasses and sugar. The colonists reacted to this by "smuggling", or by trading illegally.
Intolerable Acts - 1774
I must punish these people for throwing the good tea in the ocean!
The Boston Massacre happened in 1770. A crowd of colonists gathered around a solider, they were shouting insults and throwing snowballs. Later on the solider was joined by seven other soldiers. The colonists kept telling the soldiers to fire. Then out of no where, the soldiers fired into the crowd killing three people with two dying a few days later. Paul Revere created an engraving that was used as propaganda.
First Continental Congress - 1774
We should boycott. These acts have become to much. What about you guys?
The Boston Tea Party was when colonists led by Sons of Liberty loaded three ships with tea. The Sons of Liberty requested the ships to leave, but the governor of Massachusetts would not let them leave without paying the duty. The captains waited because they didn't know what to do. The night of December 16, colonists dressed up as Indians and dumped all the tea into the Boston Harbor.
These laws were passed due to the Boston Tea Party which made the British prime minister mad. The Parliament passed these laws which were originally called the Coercive acts to punish Boston. The acts affected many things, for example, Boston Harbor was closed, new Quartering act, etc.
Lets make a new law.
The first Continental Congress was when colonists agreed to meet in Philadelphia to discuss the Coercive acts, Intolerable acts, and their reactions.