Stamp Act an act of the British Parliament in 1765 that exacted revenue from the American colonies by imposing a stamp duty on newspapers and legal and commercial documents.
The intolerable acts were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in the Tea Party protest in reaction to changes in taxation by the British to the detriment of colonial goods.
The sons of liberty Boston in early summer of 1765 a group of shopkeepers and artisans who called themselves The Loyal Nine, began preparing for agitation against the Stamp Act.
The First Continental Congress had two primary accomplishments. The first was a compact among the Colonies to boycott British goods beginning on December 1, 1774, If the Intolerable Acts were not repealed
The battle of Lexington and Concord was because tensions had been building for many years between residents of the 13 American colonies and the British authorities, particularly in Massachusetts.