Britain will start taxing you so that you can pay for our wars!!!
They can't do this!! They can't tax us from overseas!!
The people began to revolt against Britain by not importing any goods from Britain
NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION! NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!
Violent acts began to break out. In March of 1770, the Boston Massacre occurred. Five civilians were killed in the the streets by British soldiers.
The first Continental Congress were meeting, and over time, they appointed George Washington Commander of the Continental Army. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, on July 4, 1776
Large number of trained soldiersHuge fleetMore resources1/3 of Colonists are Loyalists
Home soilStrong LeadershipDetermination
Early in the war, it was clear that Britain was winning, however, on Christmas, 1776, the Colonists made a surprise attack on Britain and won. The Battle of Saratoga was when the powers switched from Britain to the Colonists. France joined the Colonists and gave supplies