Land west of the Appalachians were off limits to the colonists who wanted to move west after the French and Indian war.
The Boston Tea Party of 1773
Thousands of British soldiers were sent to the colonies to enforce the rules, but the colonists had to house them, as well as provide food, drink, and transportation.
First Continental Congress of 1774
Five colonists dies as a result of the shooting-- the colonists blamed the British soldiers and demanded the King remove all soldiers from Boston.
Lexington and Concord of 1775
England forced the colonies to purchase tea from only them. Protesters dumped hundreds of chests in to the Boston Harbor.
Representatives from twelve of the original 13 colonies met in Philedelphia to discuss matters in New England.
Parliament rejected every request made by the Continental Congress. Colonial Minutemen stand waiting to defend their towns from British invasion. A shot was fired during the tense standoff and the American Revolution had begun.