Our victory over the French and Indian war was amazing, but now we must pay off our debt!
My soldiers need fuel and transportation. You all must provide for them up in the homes!
I don't want someone controlling me!
Can you believe it? They passed a law where we're only allowed to buy tea from one company!
I hate this! We must protest!
Even though they're lowering it, they never consulted us!
The British fought a war against the French, with Native Americans fighting on each side. Even though the Britan won the war, they were faced with massive debt to pay. They had to come up with a way to pay this off.
1773-Boston Tea Party
This is what they'll get for making the Tea act!
The colonists were required to put the soldiers up in the homes. Plus, they had to provide them with fuel, transportation, and food. The colonists didn't like this law, because they thought that they got sent there to control them not protect them. Also, they should've asked their approval!
To punish the colonist's stupid acts at the Boston Tea Party, we will close the Boston Port, and force them to pay for all the lost tea!
In 1773, they passed a law where colonists were only allowed to buy tea from the British East Indies company. This gave their business a huge success. Even though this lowered the price, the colonists saw this as another example of them making decisions without consulting them.
The First Continental Congress
I think that they should be fairer.
We can compromise, but all trade with England should be boycotted!
In 1773, the Sons of Libert organized the Boston tea party to protest. They raided 3 British ships in the Boston Harbor, dressed as Native Americans. They dumped 340 chests of tea into the harbor while a crowd of people watched them.
Let's dump all of it!
The British enforced these acts in reaction to the colonists' action at the Boston Tea Party. They hoped this would force the colonists to pay for all the lost tea. They also closed the Boston port. The colonists called them the Intolerable acts because they couldn't "tolerate" them. "Minutemen" began to train for possible battle with Britan troops.
As a result of the Intolerable Acts, the colonists decided to work together to protect their collective rights. They thought they needed to explain their complaints to the British as a group. Representatives from 12/13 of the colonies went to form the First Continental Congress. All trade with England would be boycotted.