The British had enacted the Tea Act, which enraged the colonists due to the tax on tea. The Sons of Liberty then acted, and they raided Boston Harbor and dumped 92,000 pounds of tea into the harbor ($1.7 million).
The colonists began harassing and throwing snowballs at the British soldiers. The British were enraged and opened fire, killing five colonists. This enraged the colonists, and they held a town meeting to argue over a trial for the British soldiers.
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The British heard of the colonists hiding weapons, and planned to seize them and capture Samuel Adams and John Hancock. After someone opened fire, a few colonists died, but on the British retreat, minutemen opened fire, and the British suffered large casualties.
French and Indian War
The Quartering Act forced colonists to house British soldiers, and the colonists had to supply them with everything they needed. The colonists saw this as another way for the British to control them and was made without their decision.
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The Stamp Act caused the colonists to pay taxes on all printed materials. This was done to help the British recover the funds they lost during the French and Indian War. The act forced colonists to buy stamps and place them on any printed material.
The French and British fight over land, and the English win with help from the colonists and some Indian tribes. Due to England being low on funds because of the war, the king decides to tax the colonists.