Several days later after 11-year-old boy named Christopher Seider was killed, a fight broke out between local workers and British soldiers. It ended with a handful of men dead and set the stage for the bloody war yet to come.
The Boston Tea Party of December 1773 was no "party" at all. It was actually a protest by Americans dressed up like Native Americans. They distroyed a shipment of tea while the ship was docked in the harbor because they were angry about taxes and unfair business arrangements with East India Tea Company.
The first major American opposition to British policy came in 1765 after Parliament passed the Stamp Act, a taxation measure designed to raise revenues for a standing British army in America. Under the argument of “no taxation without representation,” colonists convened the Stamp Act Congress in October 1765 to vocalize their opposition to the tax.