In 1765, King George III sent several thousand British soldiers to enforce the Proclamation of 1963. The colonists were forced to quarter the soldiers in their houses. Even though the soldiers were sent to protect, in the colonists eyes, they felt that they were actually sent to order
Boston Legislature is banned from meeting! Town meetings are know prohibited! All citizens must quarter British soldiers!
On March 5, 1770, a riot broke out with Boston citizens and British soldiers who were stationed in front of the customs house. Soon shots were fired and chaos broke put. 5 colonists died and 4 British soldiers were trialed for murder.
First Continental Congress
Maryland! Virginia! New York!
In 1773, The Tea Act was a way for British Government to make money by having the colonists only be able to buy British Tea. This made the colonists very angry, Protesters raided the docks, and dropped hundreds of boxes of tea into the Boston Harbor. Although the tax was lowered, British government was very angry.
Lexington and Concord
Okay were coming!
Samuel! John! The British are almost here!
In 1774, British Government made new laws as punishment for the Boston Tea Party. Bostons port was closed for all business. Bostons legistature was not allowed to meet. Town meetings were prohibited. Also Colonists were once again forced to quarter British Soldiers.
In 1774, 12 out of 13 colonies sent a represenative to Philadelphia to discuss what was happening in New England and eventually decided to present their complaints to the British government.
In 1775, Parliment rejected every request made by the Continetal Congress. On April 13th British troops headed toward Lexington and Concord, looking for Colonial weapons, John Hancock, and Samual Adams, while Colonial minutemen stood waiting for them. A shot was fired during the harsh stand off and later a new meeting in philidelphia was made to discuss how to fight the war. The American Revolution had begun.