The French and Indian War was when the British fought the French and Indians were involved on both sides. It was won by the British. However, this war caused the British to be in debt so they focused on the 13 colonies more.
"Straw Dummy" (Not an actual person)
The British started to enforce acts and create laws in the 13 colonies. These were the Proclamation of 1763, the Sugar Act of 1764, the Stamp Act of 1765, the Quartering Act of 1765, the Declaratory Act of 1766, and the Tea Act of 1773. These acts caused the colonists to get angry and question the British Parliament.
Beginning of the American Revolution
The colonists formed groups like the committees of correspondence and the sons and daughters of liberty. They believed in "no taxation without representation." The sons of liberty rebelled violently while the daughters of liberty rebelled passively.
Declaration of Independence
We The People....
The sons of liberty protested violently. They tarred and feathered tax collectors, attacked their homes, and burned effigies. The Daughters of liberty protested passively. They did not drink tea and spun their own yarn and made their own linen to boycott trade. Both groups kept this up until the start of the Revolutionary War.
On April 19,1775, Great Britain marched into Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts to capture hidden guns and supplies. The Americans were warned so they fired at the British and forced them back to Boston. This started the Revolutionary War.
A few weeks after the battle of Lexington and Concord, the Second Continental Congress met. They wanted to resist the British so they created the Continental Army. The Second Continental Congress also wrote the Declaration of Independence. This was a document that explained why the colonists felt it was important that they free themselves from British rule.