King, OH KING! We have won the war..but, we're in great debt.
WHAT? HOW CAN THAT BE??
The King realized the war had put them in great debt, and he needed a way to get out of debt as quickly as possible.
The King enabled the Sugar Act, but it had 0 effect on the colonists, just the ones owned shops, so he came up with this..
Colonists, since we proteced you all during the war, we shall collect taxes from you all.
Who asked for protection??
I do not recall.
Who said that?
After the Stamp Act was enabled, the colonist began to worry. Samuel Adams realized they need to fight back against the British and the Sons of Liberty were created.
This stupid King has taken all my money. I spent most of it on newspapers.
This gives me an idea..
The Sons of Liberty dumped the tea leaves into the harbor. Three months later, the King found out and he was furious. The Stamp Act wasnt enough, so he enacted the Intolerable Acts.
We have began a war..
That tea looks scrumptious
One of the Intolerable Acts was the Quartering Act where the colonist had to house the soldiers. This was the final straw with the colonists and they decided they need to break free. The help of Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" encouraged them
Mommy, he's in my bed.
I know honey.
We have had enough of the British's drama..time to declare independence.
Thomas Jefferson began writing the Declaration of Independence, and July 4th, 1776 we declared independence from Britain. The American Revolution had begun.