Great Britain beat the French in the French and Indian War. That cost a lot of money so the British taxed the colonists. The colonists got mad and protested.
The Boston Massacre
The British created the Quartering Act which said that colonists had to house and feed British soldiers. This made the colonists mad.
The Boston Tea Party
December 16, 1773
The Stamp Act is where colonists had to pay a stamp on all government and public documents like newspapers, licenses, and letters.
The Intolerable Acts
In Massachusetts one night, there was a fight with some RedCoats and colonists. Someone yelled fire. The RedCoats killed 5 people from Boston.
The colonists protested by throwing 342 chests of tea into the ocean to protest the Tea Act.
Great Britain wanted to get back at the colonists and wanted to show them that Great Britain was still in charge. They passed 4 acts: the Boston Port Bill, the Massachusetts Government Act, the Administration of Justice Act, and another Quartering Act.