I GUESS WE'LL JUST HAVE TO FIGHT FOR SEVEN YEARS THEN!
The Sugar Act
NO SUGAR ACT!!!
I'll smuggle sugar if I want!
The Stamp Act
NO STAMP ACT! WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO LEARN?
19th century IRS
MUST PAY STAMP TAX TO USE LITERALLY ANYTHING
The French and Indian War began in 1754 and ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1763. The war provided Great Britain enormous territorial gains in North America, but disputes over subsequent frontier policy and paying the war's expenses led to colonial discontent, and ultimately to the American Revolution.
The Boston Massacre
By reducing the rate by half and increasing measures to enforce the tax, the British hoped that the tax would actually be collected. These incidents increased the colonists' concerns about the intent of the British Parliament and helped the growing movement that became the American Revolution.
Why are you doing this?? We won't allow it!
Well the king said you guys messed up after the Boston Tea Party so that's on you mate
The issues of "taxation without representation" raised by the Stamp Act caused strain and problems in the relationships between colonies. It was so bad that ten years later the colonists rose in resistance, and went to war. That is how the Stamp Act caused the American Revolution.
Well I guess someone has to expose the British monarchy
The event in Boston helped to unite the colonies against Britain. What started as a minor fight became a turning point in the beginnings of the American Revolution. The Boston Massacre helped spark the colonists' desire for American independence, while the dead rioters became martyrs for liberty.
The Intolerable Acts were a series of laws passed by the British Parliament in the mid-1770s. The British instated the acts to make an example of the colonies after the Boston Tea Party, and the outrage they caused became the major push that led to the outbreak American Revolution in 1775.
Credited with uniting average citizens and political leaders behind the idea of independence, “Common Sense” played a remarkable role in transforming a colonial squabble into the American Revolution. At the time Paine wrote “Common Sense,” most colonists considered themselves to be aggrieved Britons.