They are controlling us, and infringing our rights!
Stamp Act 1765
They are making us pay taxes, we will boycott.
Townshend Act 1767
They are taxing us again! We have no say in this!
The Proclamation of 1763 was an event where the king expressed his power and told the colonists the west land they were trying to take over was now off limits to them. Colonists felt that since they fought in the war against France, they deserved that land. This was the first act that made them feel like England was infringing on their rights.
Boston Massacre 1770
Shots fired from British soldiers!
Colonists had no voice in the creation of this new tax, everything they bought was taxed. This tax was used to pay England's debt, they used the colonists for their tax money. They felt that their rights, again, were being threatened, and tey boycotted the taxes until they were repealed.
Intolerable acts 1774
The Townshend act was another act that taxed the colonists to raise the revenue of the English to pay their debt. This was taken as another infringement of their rights as they had to pay extra for important goods and they could have no vote or say in any of it.
Lexington and Concord 1775
We decline every request by the colonists.
British soldiers were stationed in Boston, in front of the customs house. A large crowd of colonists began arguing with the soldiers and shots were fired. Five colonist were killed and they blamed the soldiers, and demanded they all were removed from Boston, and the soldiers were tried for murder.
Punishment over the Boston tea party was pressed against the colonists. Boston town meeting and the meeting of the Legislatures were both prohibited. Military rule was pressed on the ad they had to house them, this was a crack of their rights.
We can't even govern ourselves anymore! We are being controlled like puppets!
Parliment declined every request made by the colonists. British troops left to march to Lexington and Concord. Colonial minutemen stood to defend from British troops. A shot was fired during the standoff, and now war was beginning.