The Stamp Act was a tax put on Americans by the British. They had to pay a tax on all sorts of printed materials such as newspaper .
The Boston Tea Party (1773)
They would try to use the revenue raised by the duties to pay the salaries of colonial governors & judges. These policies prompted colonists to take action by boycotting British goods .
Lexington and Concord (1775)
They tried to make liberal and moderate people become radicals. It was really on accident and radicals tried to use propaganda and turn something small into something big .
Battle of Bunker Hill (1775)
American colonists, frustrated and angry at Britain for imposing "taxation without representation." Dumped 342 chests of tea, imported by the British East India Company into the harbor.
General Thomas led a force of British soldiers from Boston to Lexington where he planned to capture colonial radical leaders Sam Adams and John Hancock. This war was known as " The shot 'Heard Round The Word' ."
The American forces learned that the British were planning on taking over the hills around Boston to gain a tactical advantage. Americans secretly moved their troops onto Bunker & Breed's Hill just outside of Boston in Charlestown, Massachusetts.