The American Revolution started in 1763 when Great Britain made the Proclamation line making the colonist not be able to settle on the land they just won. Great Britain continued to make acts to tax colonist for the war the colonist won.
The Tea act put taxes on tea making it less common in homes causing many people to get sick.
The Boston Tea Party was when Patriots who didn't like the customs duty on tea so they throw it into the sea.
After the Boston Tea Party Parliament made the "Intolerable" acts to close the port of Boston in 1774.
The Boston massacre was when Patriots started to throw snowballs at red coats because they didn't need them since they had their own miltia.