Britain imposed taxes on the colonies and the colonists decided to rebel and protest by saying speeches and creating signs.
NO SUGAR ACT!
In 1765, the Sons of Liberty met in a tavern called "The Green Dragon" where they would organize acts to protest. The Founders were John Hancock and Samuel Adams.
On March 5, 1770, the Boston Massacre occurred. British soldiers were sent to Boston as the colonists protested. They fired and killed 3 immediately. Soldiers were removed to prevent further conflict.
In 1773, the tea act was placed, which reduced tax on English tea; still unfair to tax without representations. So, colonists boycotted and formed the Boston tea party. They dumped British tea in the Boston Harbor.
The Boston Harbor was closed until Boston paid, so Benjamin Franklin tried one last effort to connect allegiance to King George by a petition (Olive Branch), but was rejected.
The Battles of Lexington and Concord: At Lexington a shot was fired; resulting in the British to fire. Then the British marched to concord and destroyed ammunition.