Colonists tossed tea into Boston Harbor as a protest of the tea act. The British were angry and demanded payment for the tea. British passed new laws. British blockaded Boston Harbor.
Battles of Lexington and Concord
The British passed four new laws as punishment for the Boston Tea Party. The British closed Boston Harbor until colonists paid for the money lost when the tea was dumped in the harbor. They quartering act passed.
Representatives from all colonies except Georgia met in Philadelphia. They wrote Declaration of Rights. They planned a boycott of British goods.
Treaty of Paris
The colonists stored gunpowder at Concord, Massachusetts and the British decided to get it. British and colonial soldier met at Lexington for a battle. Another battle occurred at Concord.
In June 1777 a British army of 9,000 men, commanded by General John Burgoyne, marched from Canada toward Albany, New York. Burgoyne intended to isolate New England from the other colonies by taking control of Hudson River valley.
On September 3, 1783 American and British officials in France signed the Treaty of Paris, formally ending the American Revolution and declaring the United States an independent country. The region to the appalachian Moutains that George Rogers Clark had conquered became a part of the newly formed nation. The British also had to return Florida to Spain, an American ally during the war