Since when was there this much of a tax on Newspaper? It's outrageous!
Britain passed a new Stamp Act.
The Boston Massacre
In 1775, the American colonists had finally had enough of the British controlling them and went to war with them. This war was known as the American Revolutionary War.
The Tea Act
In 1764, the British passed the Stamp Act which taxed paper documents such as contracts. As a result colonists went on boycotts and began using the phrase "No Taxation Without Representation".
The Boston Tea Party
In 1770, a crowd began forming around a group of patriots mad that British soldiers lined the streets of Boston. The soldiers felt intimidated and fired into the crowd killing 5 and causing mass panic. The colonists used this to further light the fuel for revolution and in hopes of uniting the colonies. It was also used as a reason for loyalists to join the patriots.
In 1773, Britain passed the Tea Act which gave full control of tea trade in the colonies to one british company. The colonists saw this as a tax on their health as tea marked clean water and began to boycott tea.
This tea is becoming too expensive. Are they trying to endanger our health.
In December 1773, British ships carrying tea came into the Boston Harbor. In the night a colonists group known as The Sons of Liberty boarded the ships and threw over 300 crates of tea into the harbor. The colonists liked it because it showed how much they hated the act.