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  • The French and Indian War left Britain financially unstable. They turned to the colonies for financial support as payment for protection.
  • The King of England placed taxes on common goods in the colonies such as tea and sugar. Colonists became discontent and demanded representation.
  • The Boston Massacre resulted in 5 colonists dying. Instead of stopping the riots due to the taxes/acts, they began
  • The Boston Tea Party was a raid in which colonists threw tea into the sea in protest. This fueled the tension that was already present between Britain and America.
  • One goal of Revolutionaries was a new system of self governance.
  • One important goal was to become an independent state. This was going to be a state free from Britain and would fulfill the colonists' needs of freedom and rights.
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