Many of the American colonies were first founded by people trying to escape religious persecution, finding new land, or looking for gold. Some of these people included Christopher Columbus and John Smith.
I see land!
Fast forward a few year, a war happened between France and the Americans colonies. They both allied with Native Americans. France was led by and the Colonist's leader was George Washington.
In 1764, they began to impose new laws and taxes. They implemented a number of laws including the Sugar Act, Currency Act, Quartering Act, and the Stamp Act.
That will be 75 cents for the sugar little boy..
there is a new tax law.
I thought it was 45 cents??
Many colonists began to protest against these new British taxes and laws. In 1773, the British imposed a new tax on tea. Several patriots in Boston protested this act by dumping their tea into the water. This protest became known as the Boston Tea Party.
Come on boys! Put your backs into it.
Oh my! What if he does that to us.
The British decided that the colonies needed to be punished for the Boston Tea Party. They issued a number of new laws that the colonists called the Intolerable Acts. One of the Intolerable Acts was the Boston Port Act which shut down the port of Boston for trade.
Did you hear that the king closed down Boston Harbors.
The increased laws punishing the colonies did little to control the colonies. They caused the colonies to become more united against the British.Also, more and more colonists throughout the Americas joined up with Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty.
Yes we must act quickly
We have to come together and help each other out.