The French and Indian War matters because it was a fight over land that the Natives had claim to. The Indians and the French were working well with each other until the British came. This left the Indians no place to go because their land was invaded and they did not know who to support, the British or the French.
Boston Tea Party, 1773
Up until this point the Colonists were mad at the British for the treatment they were receiving and the taxation. When the Boston Massacre happened it took it to a whole different level because this was the first time there was actual lives lost.
First Continental Congress, 1774
Even though the British had taken away all the taxes they set up initially, they left the tax on tea. The Colonists were still upset and schemed a plan on how to retaliate against the British.
Quartering Act, 1775
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The colonists were frustrated over all the taxes the British put in place. The British took all the other taxes away but tea. That left the colonists mad because that is what the colonists loved. So to keep the British from controlling the colonists and making money they destroyed all the tea.
This event was significant because by law the Colonists were not allowed to meet. Yet they decided to meet to form a militia to fight against the British. It was at this meeting the Colonists decided to take a stand and boycott all British products and pulled any civilian with a gun into battle.
The Quartering Act allowed soldiers to take over the colonists homes. This made the colonists angry because they were taking over property that was not rightfully theirs.