The French and Indian War was a war mainly between the British and French in 1753-1763. They both were fighting to gain new land in America. Although the British won the war and gained the land, they suffered a lot because they used so much money for the guns and soldiers. This led them to tax the colonists since they benefited the most from the war.
The colonists were taxed without representation. The colonists were outraged since they were being taxed and not getting their promised land. The British put many taxes on the colonists. Although the British revoked a lot of those taxes, they kept some including the Stamp act and the Quartering act which were both passed in 1765.
The Boston Massacre was shooting on colonist land in 1770. The British opened fire on a crowd of colonists because one of the soldiers supposedly thought they heard the word fire from his commander. Although the colonists were physically hurting them, the commander had no intention of firing. The massacre was famous and was deffinetly was a spark in the revolution.
The Tea act was passed by the British in 1773 and was essentially made to end smuggling tea near but also make it less expensive. It was the last straw in the series of taxes and led to the Boston Tea party.
The Boston tea party was an act of which many colonists dressed up as Native Americans and jumped onto British boats and dumped millions of dollars worth of tea into the harbor in 1773. This made the British very mad and was a sign of rebellion for the colonists.
The battle of Lexington and Concord was a battle between militiamen and British soldiers. The militiamen were severely outnumbered and significantly less experienced but fought anyway. To their surprise the militia won! They had fewer casualties than the British! The British then retreated.This battle definitely led to more battles and eventually our independence.