You must do as we say! We have the authority here!
Stamp Act 1765
We have rights!
You can't do this without our consent!
Boston Massacre 1770
King George III sent over several thousand soldiers to the colonies to enforce the Proclamation. Colonists were required to hose and feed the soldiers, however they felt they were there to control, rather thn protect.
Boston Tea Party 1773
A tax revenue was placed and it made the colonists very upset. Paper goods had to have a stamp to signify that they were taxed. The colonists felt they had no voice in this decision. As a result, they boycotted British goods, protested and rioted.
First Continental Congress 1774
I want this!
British soldiers were stationed in front of a Customs House in Boston. There was a quarrel between the soldiers and citizens, resulting in a shot firing out. Chaos broke out and five colonists died, leading the soldiers to be trialed for murder.
Lexington and Concord 1775
We will defend our towns!
An act was placed in which colonists were forced to only buy tea from England. Colonists felt their rights to buy/drink were threatened so in protest they raided several British ships, dumping millions of dollars of tea over.
Representatives from 12/13 colonies met in Philadelphia to discuss and present their complaints to Parliament and the King. It brought the colonists together to work as a unified group.
Let's ask about ...
What about this?
Despite their needs, Parliament rejected all requests. British troops left to Lexington and Concord in hopes of finding what they needed. Instead, they were faced by angry colonial "Minutemen" standing to defend their towns. A shot was fired out, starting the American Revolution.