The Albany Plan of Union was a plan to unite the British colonized into a centralized government. Benjamin Franklin used a political cartoon of a snake to demonstrate the importance of unity.
JOIN OR DIE
Proclamation of 1763
I do not want to, but I'll leave
After the French & Indian War, King George III created a line along the Appalachian Mountains. Colonists were forced to stay east of the line, while the Indians were given all of the land west of the line.
You shall not cross this line.
Sugar Act of 1764
We would like to check your ship very quickly.
We must make sure you aren't smuggling any sugar.
The Sugar Act of 1764 was put in place to stop sugar & molasses from being brought into the colonies. This allowed the British to monopolize these colonial markets.
The Sons of Liberty
I am resigning from my role as the collector of stamps.
The Sons of Liberty were a group of disobedient people who went against the British Government and loyalists.
Go on. Make your announcement.
The Declaratory Act of 1766
I will pass any law I like and you all won't be able to do anything about it.
The Declaratory Act was put into place on the same day as the repeal of the Stamp Act. King George III used this act to assert the dominance of the British government.
The Boston Massacre
The Boston Massacre happened due to a riot by colonists who were angry about the soldiers who were occupying Boston and enforcing recent acts that were put in place by the British Government.