The american revolution was a time when the colonists took independence from Great Britain because of Britain's harsh treatment towards them and was fought through 1775-1883 to gain independence
The british had conflict over land in the midwest of the U.S. with France so they had the French and Indian War,Britain won but had a lot of debt so they taxed the colonists on on goods which the colonists did not enjoy so they rebelled and declared independence from them
The british parliament passed the townshend revenue act which taxed tea, the favored drink of the colonists for taste and trade.They taxed tea to help pay for the war debts of the French and Indian War.
The colonists dumped 342 chests of British owned tea into the boston harbor in anger of the taxes being imposed on tea and other goods in 1773.
Times were getting really tense in the colonies between the colonists and Britain so Britain sent many troops to control the chaos and protests
In March 5 1770 there was high amounts of British troops in the colonies and they were really hated by the colonists and a crowd threw rocks at the soldeiers and the soldiers fired into the crowd killing 5 people in a protest.