The Proclamation of 1763 says that you cant cross this point!
I'm not paying MORE taxes!
NO TAXES FROM THE BRITISH!
The Proclamation of 1763This proclamation made an imaginary line over the Appalachian Mountains and told colonists not to settle past it. This was the first thing that led to the revolution against the British.
There must be punishment!
The Sugar and Stamp ActsThe British Prime Minister thought colonists should pay higher taxes after the French and Indian War. As a result, the Sugar and Stamp Acts were created.
Get rid of the dumb laws and taxes!
No Taxation Without RepresentationColonists were angry at the British for assuming they would pay higher taxes from someone on the other side of the ocean. Riots broke out and the phrase "No taxation without representation" was born.
That'll teach them!
The Townshend ActsIn reaction to the boycotts, the British made the Townshend Acts. This was a set of four harsh laws that greatly affected colonist's money and trade.
The Boston MassacreA large crowd in Boston began shouting at British soldiers. The soldiers raised their weapons and shot into the crowd. Five were killed, starting with a free black man named Crispus Addicts.
The Boston Tea PartyA large group of colonists dressed up as Native Americans and snuck onto one of the British cargo ships. Annoyed with the new tax on tea, they dumped 342 chests of tea into the water below.