For now on, all American Colonists are required to pay taxes on every piece of printed paper.
Boston Massacre of 1770
At the end of the French and Indian war, in 1763, the British issued a proclamation. It was mainly intended to make peace with the Indians by checking the invasion of settlers on their land. Since the proclamation, it has become one of the cornerstones of Native America in the United States and Canada.
Boston Tea Party of 1773
The British Parliament had passed the Stamp Act on March 22nd, 1765. American Colonists were required to pay tax on every piece of printed paper they used. Newspapers, licences, ship's papers, legal documents, other publications, and even playing cards were taxed.
The Intolerable Acts of 1774
Due to the terrible amount of tea that has been dumped overboard, the Boston Port is closed until all the damage is paid off.
This event occurred on March 5th, 1770. The Boston Massacre is when British soldiers opened fire and killed five American colonists. Prior to this event had commenced a number of new taxes on the American colonies including taxes on tea, glass, paper, paint, and lead.
The First Continental Congress of 1774
This event occurred on December 16th, 1773.The Boston Tea Party was an act of protest against the British for the tea act. To show how mad the Americans were they dumped boxes of tea in the Boston Harbour.
The intolerable acts were passed by the British Parliament in 1774. This was done as a punishment toward the destruction caused during the Boston Tea Party, which was a brutal reaction to the British tea tax of 1773. The Boston port act closed the port of Boston until all the damage was paid off.
On September 5th, 1774, delegates from each of the 13 colonies, except for Georgia, met at Carpenters Hall which was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the meeting, the First Continental Congress began to organize colonial resistance to Parliament's Coercive Acts.