This is when the British are invading the French's land like conquerors. The Indians are split between which side to fight on. The cost of this war is the reason why there were so many acts passed to tax the Colonists.
Lexington and Concord
After the French and Indian war, the British were in a financial crisis, and they were in need of money. One of the ways they tried to solve this problem is by letting soldiers live in colonist's houses and eat the colonist's food. This act was also to discipline the colonists and make them stop revolting. It only made the Colonists angrier, and pushed them closer to war.
Second Continental Congress
The colonists were in outrage with the acts that the British have been passing. Because of this, they decided to dress up as Indians and dump roughly 46 tons into Boston Harbor. This caused Boston Harbor to be closed, and was very hard on the Bostonian colonists because some families lived off of the harbor.
Thomas Paine's "Common Sense"
Very interesting, I think I want to join the Americans.
This is what we think of your Tea Act!
I am going to fight for revolution. We have to fight for independence!
This was the first battle of the Revolutionary War. It was what started off the revolution. 30k German Hessians were sent to the colonies to enforce the king's rule and fight the misbehaving Colonists.
The Second Continental Congress is a group of people who meet in secret to discuss the needs of the colonists and to decide what is best for them. They have to meet in secret because of one of the intolerable acts passed by Parliment.
We need an army led by George Washington
We need an Olive Branch Petition
We need to revolt!
Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" is a pamphlet that was written to convince people to fight for independence if they hadn't quite made up their mind about which side they wanted to fight for.