This is so unfair, Why are you guys taxing us to pay off YOUR debts, it's not our problem.
Boston Massacre (1770)
You Monsters look what you've done !!!!!
Committees of Correspondence (March 1773)
Rhode Island is Here
Virginia is Here
British Government used external indirect taxes on imports for a profit to pay off debts (glass, tea, lead paint, and more). This angered the colonists and led to boycotts and Riots
A few British troops came to Boston to keep the peace, however they were met with rude and belligerent colonists. This interaction led to 5 colonists dead. (However colonists instigated it and John Adams defended the British troops). The cause of the colonists being angry, was the way the British were taxing and treating them
Each of the 13 colonies selected a correspondent for their respective colony, to provide unity among the 13 colonies. Also the committees of correspondence rallied colonial opposition to the British.