I'm sorry! I am just trying to do my job! I didn't tax the goods, the British did!
I hate the British!
They take all our money!
We need to stand up to them!
The French and Indian War was important because this war left Britain in debt. With the debt in mind, the British decided to pay more attention to the colonies because they saw it as a way to earn money.
The British Parliament created many laws taxing the colonists as a way to learn more money. One of these acts was the Tea Act, which made sure that the colonists could only buy tea from the East India Tea Company. This made sure that Britain earned all of the money from tea sales. They also taxed goods so if you wanted to buy something, such as paper products, or certain types of food, then you would have to pay a tax to Britain.
American Revolution Begins
Many groups were formed as a result of these acts. These groups include the Sons and Daughters of Liberty, the Committee of Correspondence, and the First and Second Continental Congress. They stood up to Great Britain for what they believe in so they could live freely.
Declaration of Independence
No more British control!
Freedom from Great Britain!
The Protests were run by the groups that were organized to go against Great Britain. They tarred and feathered tax collectors, burned straw dummies made to look like royal officials, and marched along the streets fighting for their rights. The Boston Tea Party was one of the well-known protests when the colonists threw the tea in a cargo ship into the harbor to show their anger against Great Britain.
No more British rule!
The American Revolution was started on April 19, 1775, British troops had gone to Lexington and Concord to take the colonists guns by surprise. The Americans figured this out, and retaliated by firing at the British, forcing them back to Boston. When this major event occured, the colonists would soon be free of control from Britain.
A little over a year after the war, the Congress asked a group of people to get together and draft a document explaining why the colonists should be free from Great Britain's rule. This document was known as the Declaration of Independence.