Are you insane? Britain has not helped us at all. They have just been taxing us for the mistakes that they made!
I think all these people are crazy and we should stay loyal to our government. Britain provides protection for my family and our colonies.
"I am not a Virginian... but an American!"
Lexington and Concord
Go back to Boston!
In September of 1774, about 50 leaders from 12 colonies met in Philadelphia which was called the First Continental Congress. These delegates started referring to each other as Americans and not people of each of their colonies. This meeting was the first step towards independence.
Boycotts weren't working so local communities formed militias that trained and fought the British and forced them back to Bsoton.