The French and Indian War was a war between the American colonies and New France which lasted from 1754 - 1763.
The French and Indian War
In 1764, taxes were raised drastically and the government implemented numerous laws including the sugar, currency quartering, and stamp act. Colonists were not happy with the sudden change in taxes, so they created a motto: "No Taxation without Representation"
NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION
Taxes and Laws
Colonist protest against taxes and laws in 1765. Protests such as the Boston Massacre and Boston Tea Party took place during this era. Colonies were punished which issued new laws called the Intolerable Acts.
The Boston Blockade was when the Boston port was shut down cutting off all trade. During this time period, colonies united against the British, and sent supplies to help Boston during the Blockade.
The Boston Blockade and a Growing Unity
The First Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from twelve of the Thirteen Colonies who met in 1774 as a response to the Intolerable Acts.
The First Continental Congress
The War started because British soldiers were ordered to disarm the rebels and a battle broke out in both Lexington and Concord