The Administration of Justice Act and the Massachusettes Government Act stated that British soldiers could be sent back to England for trial. They also limited the colonists which took lots of power out of their hands.
I'm going to England for my trial and there's nothing you can do about it!
That's not fair. You can't just take away our power!
The Quebec Act extended the Canadian border, and guaranteed free practice of Catholic faith. This angered some of the colonists because it took away some of their power and land.
Where do you think you're going? This is our territory!
Not anymore, the Quebec Act was passed
The colonists decided that it was time for a change, and sent out a letter to delegates from the 13 colonies.
We need to stop Britain
Let's form a group, and make a petition!
12 out of the 13 colonies were represented at the meeting. Georgia was the only one that didn't attend, because they didn't want to lose the help they were getting from Britain against the Native Americans.
Is everyone here?
The Continental Congress wrote the Declaration of Rights which stated that they were still loyal to the British, but Parliament could not tax them anymore.
You can't tax us anymore
Declaration of Rights
The delegates created the Articles of Association which boycotted all British goods in hope of repealing the Intolerable Acts.