Since we spent so much money on the war we need to find a way to get some money to pay off our debt.
How about taxing?
The Stamp Act (1765)
WE SAY NO TAXES
We don't approve
Just pay and I will leave
The Townshend Acts (1767)
Lets make the colonists pay taxes on every day goods so they will pay lots of money.
The Boston Massacre (1770)
This reduced the rate on taxation on molasses in which it would please the colonists but then on the other hand the tax increased on other goods. Taxes were on things such as sugar, coffee, wine and some textiles.This set the stage for the Revolution.The Sugar Act was passed by Parliament in April of 1764
Tea Act (1773)
We should've of done this a long time ago
Any more tea left?
These laws placed import duties, or special taxes on goods imported into the colonies. These were mostly placed on everyday goods such as lead, glass and paper.The Writs of Assistance were legal.Once again colonists were taxed without representation. They started to unite by boycotting British goods. They hated the Writs as well.
The colonists were disrupting the Red coats by throwing things at them ,then the Red Coats began to fire.The colonists wanted the troops to be removed since they murdered a few. This showed other colonies that the soldiers were willing to kill thier own people.
I didn't want to do this but you left me no choice.
This was a attempt to rescue the British East India Company. So they taxed tea and that made the colonists furious so they boycotted of the British tea hurt the company badly. The Tea Act lowered the cost of tea. Then the prices of the tea kept decreasing and getting cheaper than smuggled Dutch tea.The colonists were not fooled one bit by the taxes and took it in their own hands and they then wondered what the British would do next. This was taxation without representation.
GET OFF NOW!
In conclusion this was leading up to the Revolutionary War.