George Washington protested the British policy “taxation without representation” in 1769. This helped colonists realize how unfair the taxing was. He brought a package of non importation resolutions before the Virginia House of Burgesses.
“They will pay for that ! “
5 civilians were killed by British soldiers on March 5, 1770. This incident was forever known as the Boston Massacre.
” Give me LIBERTY or give me DEATH!“
” The war is envitable - and let it come! “
Britain passed the Tea Act allowing their company to sell cheap tea, undermining the colonists in 1773. Massachusetts colonists protested by an incident known as the British Tea Party.
”THE SHOT HEARD AROUND THE WORLD”
Britain passed the Intolerable Acts to punish Massachusetts’ actions and restore British authority in the American colonies. The Acts were the: Boston Port Act, Quartering Act, Quebec Act, Massachusetts Gov. Act, Admin. of Justice Act.
”My King, The colonists have thrown out 342 chests of tea into the harbor. “
Patrick Henry delivered famous speech referring to the warlike preparations of the British and making an urgent call to arms on March 23, 1775.
The Battle of Lexington and the Battle of Concord started the American Revolution April 19, 1775.