This Act took place in 1765. There was tax being put on printed items. For an example, tax was put on stamps. The tax was implemented on the 13 colonies.
The Boston Massacre
The Sugar Act was passed in 1764. The colonies were once again taxed. This time they were taxed on items with sugar. This was similar to the Molasses Act.
Boston Tea Party
The Quartering Act was in 1765. The purpose was to save money. The colonists did not like this. This was when the colonists were forced to house soldiers. The colonists did not want to because they would have to feed them which could be hard money wise. They were also known for making a mess.
On March 5, 1770 the Boston Massacre took place. British soldiers opened fire on colonists. It is believed that the colonists were unarmed. This is why this case was sent to trial. When the British were put on trial for killing 5 colonists, they said they acted in self-defense. The colonists were frustrated because nothing happened to the British.
In 1773 the Tea Act was passed. It was planned by the Sons of Liberty. The Tea Act was when the colonists poured tea into the Boston Harbor. The colonists were upset because the British had a monopoly on tea. In today's money the tea was worth about a million dollars. The British were very mad.
Millions of dollars
A person named Patrick Henry was a planter and American attorney. "Give me liberty, or give me death!" is a quote from him. It means that he wanted rights and if he wasn't going to get that then he wanted to kill the person/people who stopped that. Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was an author, printer, political theorist, politician, free mason, postmaster, scientist, and inventor. Thomas Paine was a philosopher. Some of his writings influenced the American Revolution.