The Quartering Act was one of the first steps leading up to the American Revolutionary war. King George III sent thousands of British soldiers to the colonies to obey the proclamation of 1763 and keep peace. Colonists had to take care of the troops.
Boston Tea Party 1773
The colonists were angry at the taxes to raise revenue. Taxable goods include glass, lead, tea, and paper. English merchants raised prices on colonists. Then the colonists started a boycott.
First Continental Congress 1774
"We agree to boycott all trade with England"
British soldiers were sent to Boston and stationed in front of Custom's house. Then , Boston citizens agued with them which caused a soldier to shoot his gun and five colonists died. This led to having the king remove all soldiers from Boston.
Lexington and Concord 1775
The tea act forced colonists to only buy tea from England. This made colonists angry which led to them throwing millions dollars worth of tea off several British ships. Because of this, it lowered the price of tea but the colonists were still angry about their rights and the government was furious
Representatives from 12 to 13 colonies had a meeting in Philadelphia to discuss whats happening in New England and they presented their complaints to Parliament. It helped bring the colonists together to ask England to stop the abuse. They agreed to a complete boycott of all trade with England.
Parliament rejected every request by the First Continental Congress. British troops marched to Lexington and Concord to find weapons and Samuel Adams and John Hancock.