Here's your tea, now give me more money than before
After the French and Indian war, France gave up a ton of land to Britain and Spain so this caused a bunch of problems regarding territory. The proclamation act was meant to sort of stop people from going to land that they're not supposed to be on but ultimately failed because of how there was no authority to stop people from going to the land. This sort of made the colonists mad due to how the british tried to stop them from going to land.
The Boston Massacre of 1770
This is one of the first of the British acts that made the colonists a bit angry. The stamp act was passed on March 22, 1765, this act made it so that every single sheet of paper was taxed even important documents like legal papers, licenses, and even the ship's paper's.
The Tea and Boston Tea Party of 1773
Hehe! They'll never know it was us!
In 1767, a British royal named Charles Townshend had put taxes almost every thing that had been supplied to the colonies like lead, glass, china, paper, and most importantly, tea. This act was later stopped on April 1770 after it had caused a massacre in Boston. The tea was still taxed though. You can see how this made the colonists made because of how they had to pay for every sheet of paper.
The Intolerable acts of 1774
Hey! You can't bring stuff here anymore!
On March 5, 1770, a argument began in King Street between 2 colonists and a British soldier which later caused a bloody riot between colonists and the British army. This riot caused the death of 5 colonists and the arrest of 13 people (9 were soldiers and 4 were civilians). Out of the 9 soldiers, only 2 were found guilty while the rest were let go. Now as you can see, the colonists were pretty angry mad because of how one of their own were killed and the murderers got away with it.
After the Tea act (an act that made you pay extra for tea), the sons of liberty were pretty steamed and thought that the best way to make Britain pay was by making them actually pay. On December 1773, the sons of liberty dressed up as Indians and threw 342 chests of tea into the harbor. This tea came out to 90,000 pounds or almost a million in today money. This angered England because of how they were in debt after the French and Indian so this put them in even more debt.
After the famous and very expensive Boston tea party, the British government was sort of fed up with the colonists and made all sorts of laws on the colonies. Some of these laws included stopping all shipping and imports of supplies into Boston. They also limited the authority of the Boston government . Now this, this really made the tensions between the British and colonists build up. Since the port of Boston had been closed, people no longer had much authority over the colonies, and British soldiers were everywhere, the colonists had decided that it was time.