A colony is a piece of new land that people find and start living in. They were also used for opportunity and bringing riches to Europe. The Colonies were located in America.
The British government wanted to tax the colonist because they thought that because they are in dept for protecting them, they should help pay the dept. The colonist did not like this because the taxes were unfair. Because the taxes were unfair, the colonist boycotted British goods so that they did not pay tax.
NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!
"No taxation without representation," means that the colonist didn't pay tax because they didn't have a representative in the British Parliament and so any laws passed down to the colonies were illegal.
The Boston Massacre was when a mod of colonist attacked the British soldiers. The British soldiers started shooting them and ended up killing some of them and injuring others.
The Boston Tea Party was when the Sons of Liberty took over three British ships and dumped out all of the tea on them. They did this to protest against the tax on tea.
The colonist kept protesting for their Independence. Which eventually led them to war for their independence. The Continental army defeated the British army.