You must leave immediately under the king's order!
How dare he take this land from us we fought to earn it!
The Sugar Act (1764)
six pence tax for a gallon of molasses!?
The Boston Massacre (1770)
American settlers were banned from settling beyond Appalachian Mts, so colonists did not need soldiers provided by the mother country to defend colonists from native-Americans (which was expensive). Also colonists were forced to leave upper Ohio River.
The Boston Tea party + The Tea Act (1773)
What!? Now I can only buy one brand of tea, this is getting absurd!
In order to pay for the French and Indian war the British put a tax on refined sugar products like molasses (which is exclusive to the thirteen colonies)
The Intolerable Acts (1774)
I've been generous with the British time and time again and all they've done is lessen the quality of my life!
The Boston massacre was a conflict in which colonists were chastising British soldiers by yelling and throwing things at in protest to the taxes being placed upon them until some of the soldiers shot into the crowds and killed five colonists.
The First Continental congress (1774)
The tea act was created to help the British gain more money by only legalizing the transport of tea from one company which was owned by the British. This angered the colonists as tea was a common sight in almost every household in the 13 colonies. In response to the tea act the sons of liberty hid in a boat carrying tea and famously dumped it into the Boston harbor.
The intolerable acts were set in place by the British in response to the Boston tea party and was a last ditch effort to regain control over the 13 colonies. Unfortunately for the British most of the colonists were fed-up with the them and for most colonists this was the last straw.
The first continental congress was a rally consisting of one representative from each colony besides Georgia. The first continental congress's main goal was to be heard by the British and to develop a solution to the tension between the colonies and Great Britain.