In 1763, the British won a war against France and the Native Americans. The war cost a lot of money for the British, so they started to tax the 13 Colonies for the money and their part of the war.
The British taxed the colonist with many laws or acts. Some of the acts included, the Proclamation of 1763, Sugar Act of 1764, Declaratory Act in 1766 and the Tea Act in 1773.
Battle of Concord and Lexington
Many groups were made to protest these acts like the Sons of Liberty, a group of men who made resistance of the Stamp Act, they were know, for dangerous protests, burning of tax collector's homes and burning of effigies. The Daughters of Liberty was known for boycotts and many women stop drinking tea after a boycott of well tea.
Declaration of Independence
The Boston Massacre in 1770 was when British Soldiers shot at protesters at the common house and killed 5 men in the process leading to colonist knowing the British is now using force to obey laws. The Boston Tea Party was when protesters dumped 342 crates of tea into the Boston Harbor, which lead to the closer of trade after the event.
On April 19, 1775, the British went to towns of Lexington and Concord to seize hidden weapons and supplies. The works of signals warned the American and open fired on the British, this lead to be the first battle of the American Revolutionary War.
In Philadelphia, the Second Continental Congress wrote a letter to the British to free themselves from British Rule. This document would be later known as the Declaration of Independence.