King George III, prohibited settlers from crossing west over the Appalachian Mountains in order to prevent further conflicts between settlers and Native Americans. The colonists were mad because they helped the British win the war over France.
Boston Massacre 1770
An early tax meant to raise revenue from the colonists to pay the French and Indian war debt. The colonists were mad because they had no voice in the creation of the tax, they felt that their freedom and rights were bring threatened.
Boston Tea Party 1773
Another tax to raise revenue from the colonists. They recognized the tax and grew angry all over again.
Lexington and Concord 1775
On March 5, several soldiers stationed in front of the customs' house. Large crowds began arguing with the soldiers. Eventually, a shot was fired into the crowd wand chaos began.
In 1773, the tea act forced colonists to buy tea only from England. Protestors raided several British ships in the Boston Harbor and dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor. In today's world, the equivalent of millions of dollars of tea was destroyed.
Representatives from 12 out of 13 colonies met in Philadelphia to discuss what was happening in New England. They decided to present their complaints to Parliament and the king as a unified group hoping to ease tensions between the two sides. It helped bring them together to ask England to stop the abuse and they agreed to a complete boycott of all trade with England