*They also dressed as Native American while dumping tea
This is NOT fair!!!
Stamp Act (March 1765)
As a result of the French-Indian war, Britain was in debt. So they put a stamp on all legal documents and papers used in American colonies. This meant that every piece of paper was taxed by the British.
Yes it is!
Still not fair, we should protest!
The Townshend Acts (June- July 1767)
The colonists were angry about the Stamp Act. So the British Government decided to put a new tax on imports such as paper, paint, lead, glass, and tea.
Great idea lets boycott to get their attention!
The Boston Massacre (March 1770)
This event resulted when a British solider shot into a mob that was harassing him in Boston. He injured 11 colonists but killed 4 of the victims. This grew even more hatred toward Britain which would result in the American Revolution.
The Boston Tea Party (December 1773)
After the British Parliament put a tax on tea, a group of colonists called the Sons of liberty protested. They dumped 342 chest of tea into the harbor in Boston, Massachusetts.
Let British officials accused of crimes stand trial in Britain
Britain was able to go through any colonists houses
Intolerable acts of 1776...
Close Boston port until tea was paid for
The Coercive Acts (March - June 1777)
Due to protest you are going to punished with these acts.
These were a series of laws passed by the British Parliament. These laws were set to punish the colonists for protesting.
Lexington and Concord (April 1775)
The battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolution. British troops had moved from Boston toward Lexington and Concord to seize the colonists military supplies and arrest revolutionaries.