New England is not aloud to tax us with out our permission!
Townshead Act 1767
Why does New England always taxes us without consulting us!
Boston Massacre 1770
We told you all to listen! This is on you dumb colonists!
An early tax meant to raise revenue from the colonies to pay the French and Indian war debt. Paper goods were required to have a special stamp that showed the tax has been paid. The colonists were very angry because they did not get a say in any of the tax rights.
Boston Tea Party 1773
We will not buy your tea!
Another tax to raise revenue from the colonists rang out. Taxable goods include - glass, lead tea, and paper, indirect tax paid by English merchants who then raised prices on colonists. This time the colonist were furious with the way the British and English were treating them.
First Continental Congress 1774
Lets do it. If were civil maybe they will listen!
British soldiers were stationed in Boston to collect taxes from the Custom House. A large crowd of Boston citizens began to argue with the soldiers. Eventually a shot was fired and the blood was spilled. Five colonists died and a result of the shooting the colonists blamed the British soldiers and told the king to remove all of his soldiers out of Boston. Later the soldiers were sent to trial.
Lexington and Concord 1775
The Tea Act forced colonists to buy tea from only Britain and the colonists were furious. Protesters Raided several ships in Boston Harbor and dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor. This made Britian very furious.
Representations form 12 out of 13 colonies meet in Philadelphia to discuses what was going on in New England. They decided to present their complaints to Parliament and King undefined group. This event did not make the colonists mad. It brought them together to ask England to stop the abuse. They agreed to a complete boycott of all trade with England.
We should tell the king about how we feel.
Parliament rejected every request made by the first continental congress. British troops left Boston on a march to Lexington and Concord. Now the Blood has been spilled once again. A new meeting in Philadelphia has been prepared to fight the war.