This is ridiculous! Britain is taxing all of our paper!
Even playing cards are being taxed!
The Stamp Act Congress - 1765
What do we do?
The Stamp Act is unjust, we colonies must do something about it.
The Townshend Act and Writs of Assistance - 1767
The Writs of Assistance allow me to search your home at any time for any reason.
Ever since the Townshend Act there have been so many taxes! Lead, silk, glass, and paper again!
The Stamp Act was one of the major things that began to get the colonists of America angry, and eventually lead to more revolts and unifying the colonies as a whole.
The Boston Tea Party - 1773
Now they'll understand, us colonists problem with their taxes.
Bye, bye tea!
The Stamp Act Congress was one of the first major times that most of the colonies worked together against the British, and asserted the power of the people by boycotting British goods.
The First Continental Congress - 1774
But we should't separate with Britain. They are our mother country!
The Townshend Act and Writs of Assistance showed the little respect that the British had for the colonies, right after the Stamp Act was repealed they added another worse tax.
Thomas Paine's Common Sense - 1776
Get your Common Sense here! A detailed explanation of why we should become Independent. Only forty-six pages!
The Boston Tea Party was one of the most important revolt not because of the action but because of the effect, the Intolerable Acts which this caused affected many of the colonies and caused the First Continental Congress.
This isn't fair. Why do the British get to tax our tea?
The First Continental Congress is the first example of all of the colonies working together to end something the British had done, and write a petition to end the Intolerable Acts this has a direct lead to the full blown revolution.
We must draft a petition, to end the Intolerable Acts!
If all else fails, we shall meet again!
Common Sense persuaded many colonists to support revolution, without this it is possible that there wouldn't have been a revolution because of little public support.