I know. King George has no right to order us around. We helped him fight for this land...
The colonists helped the British win the French and Indian war. This victory gave England the land west of the Appalachian Mountains. The Proclamation prevented colonists from settling west of the Appalachian mountains. This angered the colonists because they felt like they owned the the land since they had helped fight for it.
This is OUR land!
I can't believe we can't settle out West...
The Stamp Act was a law passed which imposed a tax on all American colonists. It required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper they used. This angered the colonists to the point where they boycotted British goods in order to get the Stamp Act repealed. The saying "Taxation without Representation" comes from this.
Stamp Act 1765
This is ridiculous...
After the Stamp Act was repealed, Charles Townshend imposed an indirect tax on items such as lead, glass, paper and tea. He hoped that the colonists would not notice the price increase, but they did and again boycotted British goods.
King George sent British soldiers to the colonies to “protect” the colonists. To pay for the protection, the colonists were ordered to provide housing, food and transportation. This was a way for the King to put an indirect tax on the colonists.
The Declaratory Act gave the British Parliament the right to legislate and create law regarding the American colonies.
An event that killed five Boston colonist by British troops. It was sparked by a colonial rebellion in result of British taxes and the British opened fire.
First Continental Congress
Met in response to the Intolerable Acts and involved 12 out of 13 colonies. They organized boycott and wrote the Declaration of Rights
A reaction by the colonists of the British. The colonist disguised as Indians boarded a British ship and threw tea into the harbor which made King George furious.
Boston Tea Party
Second Continental Congress
Involved all 13 colonies and was a response to Lexington and Concord and wrote the Olive Branch Petition, the Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation.