What? We helped fight for it, we should be allowed to use it.
Sorry, this territory isn't open to colonists.
Stamp Act (1765)
$3 + $12.39 in tax, new act published by parliament.
Seriously?! We weren't allowed a voice in this. Such a violation.
The Boston Massacre (1770)
No taxation without representation!
After the French-Indian war, there was land gained. The king did not let colonists in that land even though they helped fight in the war. Colonists were furious because they died for that land and weren't allowed to settle in the land.
Boston Tea Part (1773)
Britain had debt from the French-Indian war, in order to pay off this debt, they put a tax on all items bought and required them to be stamped. Colonists did not like this because they had no voice, or represenation.
First Continental Congress (1774)
Colonists were fired upon, without command because a angry mob of colonists were harassing them, colonists were very upset because they were just expressing themselves.
Lexington & Concord (1775)
Due to the taxes added to items such as tea, colonists decided to protest this by dumping crates of tea into Boston Harbor to protest that they were being taxed without representation.
The First Continental Congress was formed as representatives for the colonies, they were appluased by the colonists because they finally had a voice. Parliament mostly ignored all of their complaints.
Lexington and Concord was the first battle in the Revolutionary War, Redcoats were looking to seize weapons from the colonists & capture John Hancock, Samuel Adams.