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Boston Tea Party
In the French and Indian War soldiers attacked settlements of both sides. Many deaths were a result as settlements had no way of defensive without their militia. Thousands were killed in the battles.
The Boston Massacre
To pay for the debt from the French and Indian War Britain taxed the colonies. The taxation only contributed to the colonists rebelling. And many colonists were furious.
The Intolerable Acts
British men dressed up as Indians and threw barrels of tea off into the ocean which was later known as the Boston Tea Party. These acts made the king furious. Approximately 90,000 gallons of tea was thrown overboard.
A riot occurred outside in the center of town. And civilians were throwing ice, clubs and other items at soldiers until one club knocked a soldier down and his rifle discharged. Soon after five were dead and some others injured.
Four laws were set in place to keep the colonies under better control. The laws were given the name The Intolerable Acts because of how severe and difficult they were to handle. The acts had strong effects on the colonists.
Another set of laws to tax the colonies were the Townshend Acts. Taxes were set on paper, tea, paint and glass. Once again the colonists rebelled with boycotting.