Dang! This war is expensive. We have to pay so many soldiers in the French and Indian War!
The French need their territory!
We shall not feed you!
Colonist Home 32
Get out of here! We have our rights!
Let's show the British who is and that they should not have taxed us on tea!
BOSTON "TEA PARTY"
Let's throw 90,000 pounds, from these 3 boats, into the sea on this historic day, Dec 16, 1773!
The French and Indian War causes the Colonists to pay more taxes. This caused the Colonists to feel resentful towards the British. It was not their fault they went to war with the French. This was what started and sparked the Colonists' hatred.
LEXINGTON (AND CONCORD)
Get them! This battle at Lexington and the battle at Concord is our way to keep the British from taxing us!
Nooo! We lost!
The Quartering Act gave the Red Coats the right to walk in people's homes and be demanding. This built up anti-British sentiment in the Colonists' hearts. They thought that the British could not do that and they had a right to their property. The fire was growing.
SECOND CONTINENTAL CONGRESS
George Washington will be our commander!
We shall make an army!
The Colonist hated the British even more now. If the British were going to make them pay more for tea, they decided there would be no tea. Parliament could not tax them on an everyday beverage! They started protesting to get rid of the evil grip the British had on them.
THOMAS PAINE'S "COMMON SENSE"
Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" is the colonies' best selling book. Loyalists shall be turned into Patriots. Thomas Paine calls King George, III a tyrant. It is US vs. THEM. Independence is necessary.
The Battle at Lexington and Concord was the first battle of the Revolutionary War. When they won the battle, the hopes of the Colonists were brought up and they believed that they could be free from the British.
When King George, III refuses the Olive branch, he sends 30,000 troops to the colonies to kill the rebellion. The Colonists hated that the king didn't accept their pleas again, even when there is no one representing them on Parliament. The fire was at its peak.
We must first send the Olive Branch Petition saying what our complaints are one more time.
We cannot rush into war.
Otherwise, we must go to war. The British are ruthless.
After the Colonists read Thomas Paine's "Common Sense", most of the Loyalists turned into Patriots. Bringing up the hope of the Colonists meant that the revolutionaries had a chance at winning this war. They knew they had to be free from the British grasp.
Thomas Paine is a genius! I am no longer a Loyalist. We shall be free of the British's grasp.