The colonists feared that the large number of British troops might interfere with their liberties. As a result, distrust began to grow between British and its American colonies.
Boston Tea Party 1773
A fight broke out between some Bostonian and soldiers. As British officers tried to calm the crowd, a man shouted. The British soldiers killed five colonists.
There ships loaded with tea arrived in Boston harbor. The royal governor ordered that they be unloaded. The Boston sons of liberty acted swiftly. At midnight on December 16, colonists dressed as native Americans boarded the ships and threw 342 chests of tea overboard.