The colonists sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to settle in the new world because it had religious freedom and an opportunity to be something.
The French and Indian War was a war between the British versus the French and the Natives. This war lasted 7 years and the British won but it cost a lot of money.
The stamp act was a tax that required American colonists to pay taxes on a bunch of printed documents. That includes legal documents, newspapers, diplomas, and much more. The colonosts did not like this.
The War Begins
In response to all the acts and Customs Duties the British put on the colonists they rebelled. With the tea act the colonists did the Boston Tea Party which was them dressing up as Natives and dump a lot of tea into the Boston Harbor. The slogan for the rebellion was "No Taxation Without Representation"
The intolerable acts were rules the British put in place to punish the colonists because they were boycotting a lot of goods and being bad. The list of intolerable acts were the Boston Port Act which closed the Boston harbor which then negatively impacted the economy of Boston. The quartering act made colonists house British soldiers in their homes free of charge and that angered the colonists because it amde them waste money on something they did not agree with.
Because of the intolerable acts and the other acts such as the sugar act and the stamp act made the colonists very mad and declare independence from Great Britain. The first state to declare independence was North Carolina. The Loyalists were the group that sided with the British and tried to stop America from staying independent. The patriots were the side that wanted to be independent and fought the loyalists