The Townshend Acts were named after Charles Townshend, the chancellor of British monetary affairs. The acts imposed duties on British china, glass, lead, paint, paper and tea imported to the colonies. However, these policies prompted colonists to take action by boycotting British goods.
no more of these goods for us! we say no!
Boston Massacre (March 5, 1770)
A street fight that occurred between the American colonists and the British soldiers. It quickly escalated to a deadly riot, getting the name “The Bloody Massacre.” British soldiers occupied the land and tried to enforce Britain’s tax laws but the American colonists rebelled against the taxes they found to be dictatorial. To protest, colonists vandalized stores.
Committees of Correspondence (March 1773)
The Committees of Correspondence assembled colonial opposition against the British and established a political union among the Colonies. These committees played an important role in the Revolution, by spreading colonial interpretation of British actions between the colonies.
all in favor... say aye!
The tea act was passed by the Parliament and permitted the British East India Company a monopoly on tea sales in the American colonies. This act was known as the the final straw in a series of disliked policies and taxes forced to be put in place by Britain on the American colonies.
Tea Act (May 10, 1773)
just one more....tea tax!
The Boston Tea Party was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty to show how they felt about the Tea Act. They participated in an action in which they dressed up as Native Americans, boarded the ships, and threw cases of tea into the Boston Harbor.
Boston Tea Party (December 16, 1773)
A meeting of delegates from 12 of the 13 colonies who met to discuss the measures that took place by the British government on the colonies in response to new taxes and rules.