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  • On March 5, 1770 a group of local residents gathered at their local customs house to demonstrate their anger over the various taxes that have been coming out. The crowd kept getting bigger and bigger until one of the red coats couldn't take it anymore and ask if he could shoot in to the crowd The sergeant said hold fire but one of the other soldiers fire in to the crowd and killed 4 people. 
  • "Stop I will shoot"
  • "Booo!! You stink"  "Your hairline is so far back I can't tell when you forehead stops and your hair starts"
  • On December 16, 1773 the sons of liberty disguised them selves as  Native American. They went on to a boat that had over a ton of tea on it. They took the tea and threw it in the Boston Harbor. This was an act of rebellion because they didn't like the recent tea act that was passed in parliament. 
  • In March 1765, Parliament passed the Quartering Act to address the practical concerns of such a troop deployment. Under the terms of this legislation, each colonial assembly was directed to provide for the basic needs of soldiers stationed within its borders. Specified items included bedding, cooking utensils, firewood, beer or cider and candles. This law was expanded in 1766 and required the assemblies to billet soldiers in taverns and unoccupied house.
  • The Stamp Act of 1765 was the first internal tax levied directly on American colonists by the British government. The act, which imposed a tax on all paper documents in the colonies. the colonists insisted that the act was unconstitutional, and they resorted to mob violence to intimidate stamp collectors into resigning. Parliament repealed the Stamp Act in 1766. 
  • The of 1733 Molasses Act  had called for a tax of six pence per gallon on non-British sugar and molasses imported into the North American colonies. This measure had been proposed by sugar growers in the British West Indies who wanted Parliament’s assistance to force the colonies to buy their produce,  not the less expensive sugar of the competing Spanish and French islands.
  • The Townsend Acts were a series of measure, passed by the British Parliament in 1767, that taxed goods imported to the American colonies. American colonist, who had no representation in parliament, saw it as an abuse of power. The British sent troops to america to enforce the unpopular new laws, further heightening tensions between Great Britain and the American colonies.  
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