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 colonists helped the British win the French and Indian War, yet 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 made the colonists to pay for their war debts. 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. Colonists found got angrier. They never had the choice to agree upon England's decisions, leading to their resentment towards England.
Lexington and Concord War (1775)
Colonists must buy low-priced tea from England only. They raided British ships in Boston Harbor and dumped all the tea. The British controls every choices that's been made without the colonists' consent, contributing to the separation between England and the colonies.
Colonists had to be punished after the Boston Tea Party incident. Their rights had to be taken away. Town meetings, the Boston legislature, and business weren't allowed. Their freedom was being threatened with these harsh rules.
British soldiers were heading to Lexington and Concord to get weapons and search for Samuel Adams and John Hancock. Colonial minutemen guarded their towns. A gun shot was fired and war broke out. The colonists were angry because the Parliament declined their requests.