King George the The third made the colonies pay higher tax. For example, the people who wanted tea had to pay higher tax for the tea. The king did this because they didn't have money. They used it all to pay for the war's expenses.
The sons of liberty didn't like that King George raised the tax so they protested by dumping all the tea from three ships to the water. It took three hours but with the help of 150 patriots they accomplished it.
Even though the colonist did get punished from the king in Great Britain. They were happy they protested. Coercive Acts of 1774 were designed to punish the colonist (some.)