This isn't your land anymore. the King gave it away!
Quartering Act 1765
You shall NOT pass!
Stamp Act 1765
Now they're taxing our paper goods!
The colonists helped England fight, and win, against a war with France. The colonists earned land from the war. The king betrayed them and gave the land away, that they helped earn.
Intolerable Acts 1774
When is this going to be over...
The colonists felt as if the soldiers, who were sent by the king, were there to control them from not entering the land that the king gave away. They felt even more betrayed.
First Continental Congress 1774
The colonies were being taxed on all paper items. They soon began to realize their freedom was being threatened. They had no voice in this new tax because they're not allowed to have representatives.
Lexington and Concord 1775
We're going to fight for what is ours!!!
Colonists in Boston had a lot of freedom ripped from them, after dumping gallons of tea in water. They couldn't hold town meetings, the Boston port was closed, and were placed under military rule. They even had to house the soldiers.
Representatives of 12 colonies decided to gather together and discuss the issues with them and New England. As a unified group, they wanted to present their complaints to the Parliament.
12 of the 13 colonies gathered to discuss
Parliament rejected every one of the colonies requests. During the minutemen standoff between British troops, a gun was shot. The colonies got so mad, they decided to prepare for a war against New England