We helped the British win the war! We deserve the land!
We all agree! Why can't we go?
Stamp Act (1765)
We never decided on paying these taxes.
We must protest to defend our rights!
Townshed Act (1767)
The British placed another tax on our goods!
The British won the French and Indian War, with the help of the 13 colonies to claim France's land. The king prohibited the colonists from expanding west. This contributed to the separation of the colonies and England because the colonists felt they deserved the land after helping England win the war with their efforts.
Boston Tea Party (1770)
Dump all the tea into the water!
The British needed the help of the colonists to pay for their war debts. By doing so, they imposed taxes on paper goods such as newspapers, marriage licenses, playing cards, and pamphlets. Because the colonists had no voice in the creation of tax, they protested and rioted leading to increased tensions.
Intolerable Acts (1774)
Another tax was placed among colonists to raise revenue from. Taxed goods were glass, lead, tea, and paper.