Tax will be $0.06! You bought a paper good so you are forced to buy an official stampl!
The Townshend Acts
I WILL NOT PAY!!
In the 1670's, the Wampanoag tribe and New England colonists had bad relations and tensions had rised. King Philip opposed colonists taking his people's land. War started and they both attacked eachothers settlements.
The Boston Massacre
The British government need a way to gain back the money they lost during war. So, they taxed the American colonies by enforcing the stamp act. This act forced colonists to pay for an official stamp on paper goods that they purchased.
The Boston Tea Party
Although, the British are enforcing the intolerable acts which closes the Boston Harbor, cancels Massachusetts charter, and causes royal officials that are accused of crime to have a fair trial in England, we should still be under control, because if we have good relations then Britain can protect us.
In 1767, the parliament passed the Townshend acts. These acts placed duties, or tax, on paper, paints, glass, lead, tea.
The Intolerable Acts
Being under control of a foreign country is terrible! We should have independence and freedom!
As colonists were shouting and throwing objects at Red coats, 5 civilians were killed in what was called a "blood massacre" that angered the colonists.
As a protest, colonists dresses up as Indians and sneaked out at night onto the Boston Harbor. They went on the ships full of imported tea and dumped 340 tea chests into the harbor.
The Intolerable acts were passed in the spring of 1774, which closes the Boston harbor so no goods would be imported to Boston. This was detrimental to Boston.