The French and Indian War was over! The fighting was finished, and Britain had won. The colonies still belonged to Britain, but Britain's ACTions after the war caused some of the colonies to become angry. Let's take a look at what happened:
I can't believe they are making us pay a tax for our playing cards, John!
The Proclamation of 1763 was issued by the United Kingdom government in the name of King George III to prohibit settlement by British colonists beyond the Appalachian Mountains in the lands captured by Britain from France in the French and Indian War.
I don't want these red coats staying in my home!
Parliament passed the Sugar Act, which was a tax on sugar, wine, indigo (a type of color dye) and molasses. It also put a heavy restricion on smuggling which angered the colonists.
The Stamp Act was passed on March 22,1765. The tax was imposed on all colonists and required them to pay a tax on every piece of printed paper. Ship's papers, legal documents, licenses, newspapers, other publications, and even playing cards were taxed.
Britain then passed the Quartering Ac. The act stated that troops could only be quartered in barracks and if there wasn't enough space in barracks then they were to be quartered in public houses and inns.
The Declaratory Act said that British Parliament's taxing authority was the same in America as in Great Britain. After this, Britain passed the Townsend Act which taxed glass, paint, oil, lead, paper, and tea