People came to the colonies for more Land, political or religious freedom.
After arriving the British got into a fight with the French and Indians, which turned into the French and Indian War. In this war, the British win and got the land east of the Mississippi.
The British won but now had a lot of Debt.As solution they passed the Tea Act in1773.This claimed that the Tea source would only be Britian.The colonists did not agree and their answer was the british Tea Party, where they dumped tons of Tea into the Harbour.This is where the colonies started splitting into Loyalists and Patriots
The Parliament then threatend them to punish them if they continue their essemblies with Treason and taxed them even more.As response the Colonists started prostesting with the Chant:"No Taxation without representation."Because it seemed like their only choice due to the fact that they did not have a Voice in the Goverment.