Growing Tensions Between the Colonists and Britian
The Quartering Act
The Stamp Act
The Boston Massacre
The Quartering Act was when colonists had to give their ¨quarters¨ to soldiers when the soldiers were moving into French territory that they had one during the war. The colonists had to give up their homes and give them food against there will.
The Boston Tea Party
The Stamp Act forced the colonists to pay extra debt to help pay for the wat, the soldiers, and the soldier's families back in Britain. The stamps were pasted on all types of daily things including newspapers which were especially bad because that´s where the colonists got all their information. Colonists were getting furious and some started to use physical violence on the tax collectors.
The Intolerable Acts
The tension kept growing and soon the soldiers and colonists were furious especially in the city of Boston. One night a group of colonists gathered and called them names. Some even threw snowballs and ice. 8 soldiers ran to the guard side and loaded their muskets. The captain told them not to fire but one thought he said fire and fired. Soon the rest followed and 5 colonists were dead and 6 more were injured.
After the Massacre, the British took away the taxes but left it on tea. Later on, they passed a law where you could only buy tea from the British East India Company so now you either bought expensive tea or you don't buy any tea at all. The colonists were very mad and began to protest. On December 16, 1775, a group of men dressed up as Native Americans, boarded the tea ships and dumped 90,000 pounds of tea into the harbor/ocean after boycotting tea.
After the tea party Parliament was very mad and decided to punish colonists by passing many new laws. These punishments were so harsh that the colonists called it the intolerable acts. Some laws closed the Boston harbor until the tea was re-paid for. Many of these laws were because of the revenge acts the colonists did. Later the colonists promised to help Boston by sending money, food, and supplies after realizing that the Boston colonists were being punished. In 1774 leaders of the colonies gathered in Phill and discussed the problems with Britain.