I didn't choose to do it,I had to do it! I'M SORRY!
The Boston Massacre
Oh my...WHAT DID WE DO???
The Boston Tea Party
COME ON LETS GO MOVE IT MOVE IT MOVE IT!!!!
After the French and Indian war Great Britain needed money to pay its debts. In 1765,they made the Stamp Act.The Stamp Act is a law which people had to pay tax. This new tax law made people angry because they didn't want to pay for their everyday things.
The Intolerable Act
In 1770,The colonists remained angry that British troops were living in their towns and cities.They didn't like that because thought that the soldiers were bad people. They were also mad because the soldiers took jobs away from them..The colonists took out there anger on the soldiers.on March 5 ,1770 ,violence erupted The colonists threw snowballs and stones at the red coats.
WHAT DID YOU DO?? YOU TOOK OUR LAND AND JOBS!
That's how the revolutionary war started!!
In response of the Boston Massacre , Parliament repealed all taxes on the colonists, except the tax on the tax.Even though the colonists loved tea,they decided to boycott because of the tax.The largest tea company,The East India company,Lost a great amount of money. To prevent from going broke , In 1773,They passed the Tea Act.It said That this company would sell tea to the colonists.Even though the tea act lowered the amount of money on tea ,the colonists were still angry because it was an unfair law passed without their approval. They were also mad because they were forced to buy tea from the company.In December 16, 1773, a few men dresses up as american Indians and boarded ships in Boston Harbor.
After the Boston tea party,parliament passed new Laws called Coercive Acts.The British wanted Colonies to obey Great Britian. Colonists said they couldn't tolerate these laws.The colonists called these Intolerable Acts. One law was that they closed the Boston Harbor so ships couldn't leave nor enter. In addition,September 1774,The first continental congress was held,leaders from every colony except Georgia met in Philadelphia.They discussed their complaints about Great Britain.The angry delegates agreed to fight against the Boston Port Act and the other Intolerable Acts.
Parliament isn't being fair by passing these laws with no approval from anybody!