In 1763, the British fought and won a long, expensive war against the French and the Indians, which put the country in debt.
Between the years of 1763 and 1773, Parliament created several taxes and acts to gain money from the colonists.
Between the time period of the acts and taxes being created, the colonists decided to organize groups to think of ways to resist British control. Groups such as The Sons and Daughters Of Liberty, and the Committees of Correspondence were organized throughout the colonies.
Declaration of Independance
The groups that were created by the colonists decided to take actions and create protests. The Sons burned fake British soldiers, the Daughters helped create the boycott of the British trade. Other protests occured such as The Boston Massacre and The Boston Tea Party.
In 1775, the British troops marched to Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts on a search for weapons. Fighting broke out between the two sides and marked the day that the Revolutionary War.
In 1776, the Second Continental Congress asked the Committee of Correspondence to draft a document that explained to Britain why they felt they should be free of British rule. This later became the Declaration of Independence.