The French and Indian War was between Britain and France but Indians became involved and fought on both sides in 1754. They wanted to extend their North American colonies into the land west of the Appalachian Mountains known as the Ohio territory.
There were lots and lots of laws and acts that the British had made for the 13 colonies such as the Stamp Act of 1765, The Sugar Act of 1764, The Quartering Act of 1765, The Declaratory Act of 1766, and The Tea Act of 1773.
The Sons of Liberty were a group that began in 1765 and quickly spread throughout the colonies. The Sons of Liberty organized resistance to the Stamp Act. They promoted and supported boycotting tea and yarn. They attacked the homes of tax collectors and tax collectors themselves.
Declaration of Independence
The colonists did not like the new laws and acts that the British were imposing on them so they set up ways to resists. They protested, and wrote angry letters to newspapers.
The British wanted guns but so did the Americans so they started shooting at each other. This was the event that triggered the American Revolutionary War.
On the 4th of July, 1776, the founding fathers created the declaration of independence after America had won the Revolutionary War. This freed America from Britain's control and let it be a free country and make it's own rules.