Growing tensions between the Colonists and Britain

Growing tensions between the Colonists and Britain

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  • Growing tensions between  the Colonies and Britain 
  • The Quartering Act 
  • The Stamp Act 
  • By: Olivia Conte  After the French and Indian war the British started passing new  laws called Acts to pay off the great amount of debt.  
  • The Boston Massacre 
  • -The colonists are forced to provide a home, food, and warmth for the soldiers.  -The colonists were angry because didn't want to pay for the British troops.  -They also had to provide candles and transportation. 
  • The Boston Tea Party 
  • The British said that that the colonists would have to have to pay taxes on printed paper The colonists were very mad because they no say in the making of the law.  Some people refused to buy the stamps. 
  • The Intolerable Act 
  • -A lot of people were killed that were defenseless.  -They called the soldiers names like "lobster back"  -The colonists were angry and they were throwing  rocks, snowballs, and chunks of ice. 
  • The colonists dressed as Native Americans and through water into the harbor. The colonists loved tea but they refused to by tea from Britain. They dumped 90,000 pounds of tea into the water. 
  • Many workers lost their jobs and some colonists were afraid that the citizens  would starve. The agreed to fight the Boston Port Acts. Parliament was passing several new laws. 
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